??? BNPPO19, Indian Wells – R4 Prediction
?? (5) Karolina Pliskova vs. ?? (21) Anett Kontaveit
Don’t expect too many long rallies when Karolina Pliskova and Anett Kontaveit go head-to-head for a place in the Indian Wells quarter-finals on Tuesday. Pliskova and Kontaveit both posses a lot of power and will both look to get on the front foot as soon as possible in rallies in this match-up.
I’m going to go for the upset here and side with Kontaveit. On a slow hard court, I think Kontaveit has the game to take down Pliskova. Kontaveit is a good counter-puncher, we saw that earlier in the year in her victory over Petra Kvitova in Brisbane. If Kontaveit can take the ball early and hit with good depth she has a good chance to take down Pliskova. The key for Kontaveit in this match-up will be not to go for too much, if she is consistent from the baseline and moves Pliskova from side to side she will get her reward on this slow surface as she can test the movement and stamina of Pliskova.