Jelena Ostapenko vs. Karolina Pliskova, Stuttgart QF Prediction

Porsche Tennis GP, Stuttgart QF Prediction
?? (4) Jelena Ostapenko vs. ?? (5) Karolina Pliskova

I’m going to give the slight edge to Pliskova here. I think Pliskova has played very well over the last week in Stuttgart, importantly her serve is working very well and that is the critical shot in this match-up. If Pliskova does not serve well then Ostapenko will be all over her. I think Pliskova is serving well enough to stay on the front foot often enough to get the better of Ostapenko here. The conditions in Stuttgart are playing quite fast and that suite Pliskova in this match-up.

Prediction: Karolina Pliskova to defeat Jelena Ostapenko in 3 sets