Roland Garros, R2 Prediction
?? (6) Karolina Pliskova vs. ?? Lucie Safarova
I’m going to give the edge to Pliskova here, clearly it is Pliskova who is playing the better tennis of the pair at the moment. Pliskova has had a great clay court season already, amassing an impressive 11-3 win/loss record, Pliskova is fit and at the top of her game at the moment. The same can’t be said for Safarova who has only just returned for a 3 month layoff, Safarova is not battle hardened and would understandably be lacking in confidence. Also in Pliskova’s favour is her dominant 6-2 head-to-head record over Safarova and the confidence she gained from reaching the semi-finals in Paris last year. Expect Pliskova to be too clinical in the important moments as has often been the case in their previous encounters.