An entertaining match is on the cards as Kristyna Pliskova takes on 11th-seed Garbine Muguruza in the second round at the French Open 2020. The two players have entered into this round after registering contrasting wins over their respective opponents in the first round, which sets up the contest quite nicely.
Kristyna Pliskova vs Garbine Muguruza: Preview
Talking about the performance in the 1st Round, Kristyna Pliskova, twin sister of 2nd-seed Karolina Pliskova, did not have any sort of difficulty in emerging victorious. The 28-year old Czech demolished Viktoria Kuzmova in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.
On the other hand, Muguruza, former French Open champion, almost came back from the brink of getting ousted in the first round itself. The 26-year old Spaniard survived some nervy moments before edging past Tamara Zidansek 7-5, 4-6, 8-6 in a marathon, three-set thriller.
Kristyna Pliskova vs Garbine Muguruza: Head-to-Head
The two women are yet to face each other on the WTA Tour. Their meeting at Roland Garros will be their first. So the head-to-head record stands at 0-0.
Kristyna Pliskova vs Garbine Muguruza: Prediction
Though Pliskova looked in better form as compared to Muguruza in the first round, the Spaniard may now be more ready after surviving the embarrassment. Not to forget that Muguruza is a former champion here and she knows a thing or two better than Pliskova about the conditions at Roland Garros.
The encounter may end up going to the decider, but after receiving the wake-up call in the opening round, it is highly unlikely that Muguruza will force the match into the decider.
Match Prediction: Garbine Muguruza defeats Kristyna Pliskova in a contest that may or may not go to the distance.