WTA Finals Singapore, White Group match prediction
?? (6) Elina Svitolina vs. ?? (7) Karolina Pliskova
A great opportunity presents itself to Elina Svitolina and Karolina Pliskova here, neither were expected to do well this week but the winner of this match will almost certainly progress to the semi-finals. The pair both claimed impressive straight set wins in their opening match and will enter this match full of confidence. Both can also take confidence from their head-to-head record, Pliskova leads the H2H 5-2 but Svitolina has won their last two matches.
I’m going to side with Svitolina here. I liked what I saw from Svitolina in her win over Kvitova the other day, probably the best match Svitolina has played in the second half of the season. Svitolina’s mix of attack and defense is the perfect game to take down Pliskova. Interestingly Svitolina has become more aggressive and a more complete player over the last few years which may account for why she has beaten Pliskova the last 2 times after losing their first 5 matches. Svitolina is seemingly in better shape physically right now and should be too tough for Pliskova.