Australian Open 2021: Karolina Pliskova vs Jasmine Paolini- Preview, Head-to-Head and Prediction

Karolina Pliskova vs Jasmine Paolini should be an easy outing for the 6th seed. She would hope to regain some of her form, which will hold her in good stead as she goes deeper in the tournament.

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Karolina Pliskova Jasmine Paolini

Karolina Pliskova is seeded 6th at this year’s Australian Open. Quite surprisingly though this tall, lanky lady from Czech Republic has never won a Grand Slam title. Her best finish at the Australian Open has been making it to the Semi Finals in 2019. At 28, this former World no. 1 needs to start winning Grand Slams if she wants to have a lasting legacy in the sport. Jasmine Paolini the Italian, has a best ranking of World no 93. Her major exploits on the tennis field so far has been making first round appearances in Grand Slam tournaments. This will be her second appearance at the Australian Open. 

Match Details:

  • Fixture: Karolina Pliskova vs Jasmine Paolini
  • Date: 9 February 2021
  • Tournament: Australian Open 2021
  • Round: 1st Round
  • Venue: Melbourne, Australia
  • Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
  • Prize Money: $ 60,239 (USD)

Karolina Pliskova vs Jasmine Paolini : Preview

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Karolina Pliskova

Pliskova has had a dip in form post the pandemic. She was eliminated in the second round of both the Western and Southern Open and the US Open. Not only that, even in Abu Dhabi she lost to a player ranked in the low 200’s. Arguably her worst result ever. Jasmine Paolini has so far  tried her hand in both singles and doubles, without much success in either. She has never defeated a top 10 player in her career. 

Karolina Pliskova vs Jasmine Paolini : Head-to-Head

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Jasmine Paolini

Both these players have never met on the WTA Tour. So the H2H record stands at 0-0. 

Karolina Pliskova vs Jasmine Paolini : Prediction

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Karolina Pliskova

Pliskova is the overwhelming favourite in this one. Unless she has a complete breakdown of her game or serve she should see this home. Paolini needs to improve her game a lot before she can realistically challenge top 10 players.

Match Prediction: Pliskova to win in straight sets. 

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