Karolina Pliskova is seeded 6th at this year’s Australian Open, and is perhaps one of the few players who have had the indignity of being world no.1 not having won a Grand Slam. This time she has another chance to rectify that statistic, but first she must conquer Karolína Muchová. Muchová is currently on her best run ever at the Australian Open and will try and look to extend it further.
- Fixture: Karolina Pliskova vs Karolína Muchová
- Date: 13 February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open 2021
- Round: 3nd Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: 165,228 $ (USD)
Karolina Pliskova vs Karolína Muchová: Preview
Muchová is seeded 25th at this year’s Australian Open. In her previous rounds, she beat both her opponents in straight sets. In the first round she beat from French Open Champion Jeļena Ostapenko 7-5 6-2. The second saw her overcome Mona Barthel of Germany 6-4 6-1. Pliskova on the other hand was dismissive of her first round opponent Jasmine Paolini, whom she beat 6-0 6-2. In the second round, she had to work a little harder to see off Danielle Rose Collins, she beat her 7-5 6-2.
Karolina Pliskova vs Karolína Muchová: Head-to-Head
The two players have met twice before on the tour, and both have won 1 match each. So the current head to head stands at 1-1. In their last meeting though, at Wimbledon 2019, Muchová won 4-6 7-5 13-11.
Karolina Pliskova vs Karolína Muchová : Prediction
Both players are tall, athletic and strong. Both have a good serve and play a power game. But Pliskova has more accuracy and experience. Pliskova should win this one.
Match Prediction: Pliskova will win in 3 sets.