Karolina Pliskova vs Angelique Kerber, Fed Cup SF Prediction

Fed Cup: Semi-Final – Rubber 2 prediction
?? Czech Republic vs. ?? Germany
?? Karolina Pliskova vs. ?? Angelique Kerber

I have to side with Kerber here. This has clearly been a favourable match-up for Kerber in recent times and it is the Germany who has consistently played at a higher level in 2018. These two know each other’s games very well, this is very much a H2H record that does not lie. Kerber’s outstanding defensive skills and ability absorb and redirect the power of Pliskova make her nightmare match-up for the Czech number 1.

Pliskova really struggles in these types of match-ups, against opponents that can easily neutralize her serve and have a distinct advantage over her from the baseline. Kerber easily beat Pliskova earlier this year in Dubai in a match where Kerber’s serve was not broken. Pliskova has made a habit of struggling to deal with the Kerber serve whilst Kerber has a great read of the Pliskova serve. Expect Pliskova to push Kerber but the German should ultimately be too strong.

Prediction: Angelique Kerber to defeat Karolina Pliskova in 3 sets