Brisbane International R2. Match Prediction
?? (5) Karolina Pliskova vs. ?? (Q) Marie Bouzkova
Karolina Pliskova should be too strong foe Marie Bouzkova when the pair go head-to-head for the first time with a spot in the Brisbane International quarter-finals up for grabs. Pliskova may have got off to a slow start in Brisbane but that early round test against Yulia Putintseva where she can from a set and a break down may well hold her in good stead for the rest of the week.
Pliskova enjoys playing in Brisbane, the conditions are perfect for the big-serving Czech. Pliskova won the event in 2017 and reached the semi-finals last year. Bouzkova’s winning run should come to an end here, she is unlikely to have the firepower to match Pliskova nor the defensive skills to consistently trouble the former champion. Expect Pliskova to produce an improved performance here.