The second match of Wednesday at the Champions Tournament in Shenzen will take place between the players defeated in the first match of the Mov Group, Karolina Pliskova and Bianca Andreescu, players who dispute a last chance to stay in the competition.
◾️The Czech player is a constant presence in the top 10 WTA, currently occupying second place in the standings, being close to the first position in the standings.
◾️Her debut at the Champions Tournament was with a defeat in front of Eline Svitolina, at the end of a balanced match, especially the first set that was decided on the edge of the tiebreaker.
◾️Moreover, Karoline Pliskova’s move on the field seemed to me to be more deficient than usual, even though it is not a strong point for the Czech player.
◾️The 19-year-old Romanian player, who represents Canada, currently ranks 4th in the WTA rankings, the highest position in the career.
◾️In the previous season on the 150th WTA, he achieved a dream year of 2019, with amazing results, winning the tournaments at Indian Wells and Montreal, the first career Grand Slam of the US Open.
◾️He also made excellent starts in this tournament, controlling the first set against Simona Halep, which he won 6-3, and in the second set he missed a match ball, being defeated later in the decisive set, physically giving up.
The two players have met so far only once, this year in Toronto, where Bianca prevailed in front of their own spectators, with 2-1 sets, the match being like a Roller-Coaster.
🎾Analysis and information for Karolina Pliskova vs Bianca Andreescu
◽️Champions Tournament, Shenzhen (China), Violet Group, second stage. In the second match of the day, after Simona Halep – Elina Svitolina, the match of the first stage losers, Karolina Pliskova – Bianca Andreescu, is disputed.
◽️2nd place with 4th place worldwide. Experience (27 years) against youth (19 years).
◽️Bookmakers point to Bianca Andreescu as a favorite. Logically: The Canadian of Romanian origin showed on Monday, against Simona Halep, a tennis more complete than that of Caroline Pliskova in the match with Svitolina.
◽️Bianca won the first set, 6-3, and reached 6-5, with the match ball, in set 2.
◽️If she is not harmed by any injury (she was even rumored to be able to give up, as Naomi Osaka did after the first game), Bianca Andreescu could impose her game in front of a Czech who looks in some form great.
Karolina Pliskova: Player form, news and statistics
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◽️Karolina Pliskova is having a bad time. Although she is number 2 in the world, she has lost the last three games, all in China, all in front of players from former Soviet countries:
▪️1-6, 4-6 with Dayana Yastremska (Ukraine) – on lap 3 in Wuhan
▪️5-7, 6-3, 5-7 with Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) – in Round 1 in Beijing
▪️6-7, 4-6 with Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) – in stage 1 in Shenzhen.
◽️Prior to this black series, Pliskova had won another tournament in China, Zhengzhou, where she lost only one set in four matches.
Bianca Andreescu: Player form, news and statistics
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◽️And Bianca Andreescu is in a unique situation: she comes after two consecutive defeats, which has not happened to her this year.
◽️The series of 17 consecutive victories, including the Toronto (Canadian Open) and New York (US Open) tournaments, was interrupted by the failure in front of Japan’s Naomi Osaka, who took the first set (7-5) and led – with 3-1 in both set 2 (3-6) and decisive (4-6).
◽️The second defeat came at the Champions Tournament, in front of Simona Halep, and also after a first set win.
◽️The difference made it a tie-break: 6-3, 6-7, 3-6. Bianca missed a match ball at 6-5, 40-30 in set 2.
◽️Bianca Andreescu has the ability to return to the path of victories. With one condition: not to aggravate the injury.
🎾Statistics of the direct matches Karolina Pliskova vs Bianca Andreescu
◾️It was a single straight encounter, won by Bianca Andreescu, recently, 6-0, 2-6, 6-4, in the Canadian Masters in Toronto.
◾️Moreover, the Romanian-Canadian would also win the tournament.
◾️There was a lot of tension in that match, cut into a balanced decisive set.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Karolina Pliskova vs Bianca Andreescu
Being more accustomed to the atmosphere of the Champions Tournament, Karolina Pliskova can take advantage of the poor physical condition shown by Bianca Andreescu at the end of the match with Simona Halep and get the victory necessary to remain in the competition at Shenzen. Unlike her opponent, Karolina Pliskova has several matches played in such conditions, hard indoor, with remarkable results, which could count in deciding the winner of this meeting.
Prediction Today: K. Pliskova