Miami Open, ????? QF Prediction
?? (5) Karolina Pliskova vs. ?? (wc) Victoria Azarenka
I give the edge to Azarenka heading into this match. I think this is a good match-up for Azarenka, especially on a reasonably slow hard court in heavy night conditions. Obviously Pliskova’s best shot is her serve but Azarenka has a great return of serve and will put a heap of pressure on the Pliskova serve. Whilst Pliskova has had good results this year she has rarely produced great tennis, rarely produced a level of tennis that will see her defeat a determined Azarenka. This is a match where Azarenka wins unless Pliskova plays her absolute best or Azarenka has an off day, I don’t see either of those two things happening from what I have seen from the pair in Miami.