Karolina Pliskova vs. Maria Sharapova, Roland Garros R3 Prediction

Roland Garros, R3 Prediction
?? (6) Karolina Pliskova vs. ?? (28) Maria Sharapova

I’m going to give the slight edge to Sharapova here. I think this is a good match-up for Sharapova on this surface. Sharapova’s dangerous return of serve will but pressure on Pliskova’s greatest weapon, overall I think Sharapova can neutralize Pliskova’s weapons on this surface and turn this into a scrap. Whilst Sharapova generally has not been impressive since her return that has changed in last few months, she is playing the best tennis since her return from suspension. Conversely, I still think Pliskova is vulnerable on this surface against the right opponent and Sharapova is that opponent. Sharapova has a more dynamic game on this surface and is mentally tougher and hungry to claim a big scalp on the big stage.

Prediction: Maria Sharapova to defeat Karolina Pliskova in 3 sets