Karolina Pliskova vs Evgeniya Rodina, Wimbledon R1 Preview

Wimbledon ???? Day 2, R1 Match Preview:
(3) ?? Karolina Pliskova vs ?? Evgeniya Rodina

Karolina Pliskova arrives at Wimbledon as the form player on the tour and is widely seen as the favourite to win the tournament and claim her first Grand Slam title. Pliskova has already proven herself on each surface this year, showing flexibility and adaptability that has not previously been associated with the big-serving Czech. Pliskova made it all the way to the semi-finals at Roland Garros, an effort that will give her great confidence heading into Wimbledon where she will be much more comfortable on grass. Pliskova opens with what should be a comfortable opening round clash against Evgeniya Rodina on Tuesday.

Karolina Pliskova had the perfect preparation for Wimbledon in Eastbourne where she won her third title of the year. Every match in Eastbourne was tough for Pliskova, the world number 3 was able to navigate her way out of tricky situations in every match. Pliskova’s 6-4 6-4 win over Caroline Wozniacki in the final was her most impressive match, Pliskova’s serve was not broken despite facing four break points. Pliskova served 10 aces and showed why many think grass could be her most dangerous surface given her big serve and flat groundstrokes.

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Pliskova should be far too good for Evgeniya Rodina when they meet in the opening round at SW19 on Tuesday. Rodina is solid but Pliskova does everything better than the Russian and should have far too much firepower for Rodina. Pliskova will head into this match with a great deal of confidence, a one-sided score is to be expected.

Prediction: Karolina Pliskova to defeat Evgeniya Rodina in 2 sets

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