Karolina Pliskova vs Camila Giorgi, Cincinnati R3 Preview

Western & Southern Open, ??? Cincinnati R3 Preview + Prediction
(1) ?? Karolina Pliskova vs (Q) ?? Camila Giorgi

Karolina Pliskova will continue her Western & Southern Open campaign on Thursday night, the defending champion will face the always-dangerous Camila Giorgi for a spot in the quarter-finals in Cincinnati. Pliskova cruised through her opening round match in Cincinnati, defeating Natalia Vikhlyantseva without dropping serve. Camila Giorgi has already won four matches in Cincinnati having come through the qualifying draw, most recently Giorgi defeated Daria Gavrilova in a tough three set match on Wednesday. Pliskova holds a 3-1 head-to-head record over Giorgi but it was the Italian who won their most recent match earlier thus year.

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Pliskova will be on guard heading into this third round match given Giorgi defeated Pliskova in straight sets on clay in Prague earlier this year. Thursday’s match will be very different, Pliskova will be more motivated and the conditions are perfect for Pliskova. The conditions also suit Giorgi and the Italian can raise her level for matches like this. Nevertheless, I have to side with Pliskova here as she is far more consistent and far steadier under pressure.

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Prediction: Karolina Pliskova to defeat Camila Giorgi in 2 sets

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