We also have a prediction from the tournament in Palermo, from the match between the Czech Krystina Pliskova and the player from Greece, Maria Sakkari, a match that is the last of the day scheduled in the central arena and which will start after 22:30.
Kristyna Pliskova: Team form, news and statistics
Kristyna Pliskova played in many training matches before the first official tournament.
The twin sister of the player of the former world leader played 7 demonstration matches on slag and did not do badly at all.
It is true that the opponents were not even decent, but it is clear that the Czech’s game has found a certain rhythm and it is expected that Pliskova will show good tennis in Italy.
Clay is one of the favorite surfaces of the Czech, although the style of play would fold more on fast surfaces.
The service is very strong and when you catch a good day at work, the balls can hardly be returned.
It is also the reverse of the medal, the Czech having problems on the second ball, but Kristyna managed to improve her service 2.
The last matches played were on hard, but certainly Pliskova will not have problems in quickly settling on the clay from Palermo.
Even if she leaves with a second chance, I think that the Czech will not give up easily in front of a much better ranked opponent.
Maria Sakkari: Team form, news and statistics
Maria Sakkari is one of the best players on the circuit. Of course, now with this forced break, some tennis players may not return to the same pace or better level as before the pandemic. But the player from Greece will definitely try to reach the level she showed before the forced break or last year by the end of the year.
Sakkari moves well on the slag, last season having the title on the red surface Rabat, in Morocco, but also the semifinals at the tournament in Rome, where he lost right in front of Kristyna’s twin sister.
Maria is a player who folds her game on any surface, with high quality shots.
It is clear that it will be difficult for him to find an increased pace of play, but as far as I know Tsitsipas’ compatriot, I think he can prevail in the first round in Palermo.
The last match played was in February, in Doha, lost to Aryna Sabalenka, but even so, Sakkari can prevail in front of a less mobile player who has a lower arsenal of weapons.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Kristyna Pliskova vs Maria Sakkari
The two players met only once, at Wimbledon, and Sakkari won 2-1 in sets.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Kristyna Pliskova vs Maria Sakkari
It will not be an easy match for the Greek players. Even if she is a clear favorite, Sakkari will sometimes miss the training matches.
Pliskova comes after a series of good games and especially on slag disputed and will not give up without a fight.
Service is the basic weapon of the Czech woman, who, if she serves in her characteristic style, has a good chance of getting at least one set.
The value is on the side of the player from Greece and I think that the game will be one with at least 19 games, a line that can be easily reached even in a match with only 2 sets. The quota is small, but with a high chance of success!
Bet Tips: Total games – over 18.5