World Number 7 Karolina Pliskova starts her Olympic journey off against World number 66 Alize Cornet in the first round of the Tokyo Olympics.
Karolina Pliskova vs Alize Cornet : Match Details
|Tournament||Tokyo Olympics 2021|
|Match||Karolina Pliskova vs Alize Cornet|
|Date||24th July 2021|
|venue||Ariake Tennis Centre, Tokyo, Japan|
Karolina Pliskova vs Alize Cornet : Preview
Former world number 1 Pliskova reached the final at the Italian Open for the second consecutive year and she had to settle for the runner-up trophy, falling to Iga Swiatek. Her season-defining run came in Wimbledon where she reached her second Grand Slam final. As fate would have it, Pliskova lost in that round once again – this time to Ashleigh Barty.
In her last couple of tournaments in Bad Homburg and Wimbledon, Cornet was beaten right in the second round respectively by Victoria Azarenka and Ajla Tomljanovic. She does, however, have Olympic experience, having participated at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She reached the second round before being brushed aside by the legendary Serena Williams.
Karolina Pliskova vs Alize Cornet : Head to Head
Pliskova holds a 3-1 lead over Cornet and has won her last three meetings against the French international. The pair last met in the 2019 Miami Open where Karolina won in three sets.
Karolina Pliskova vs Alize Cornet : Prediction
Pliskova has been incredibly inconsistent as shown by the fact that between the Italian Open and the major in London, she lost her opening round matches in three different tournaments. All that World number 66 Cornet can do is hope for a miracle.
Prediction: Pliskova to ease to a 2 set win.