Tennis at Tokyo Olympics 2020: Karolina Pliskova vs Alize Cornet Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Number 5 seed Karolina Pliskova is in action against French world number 66 Alize Cornet in the Olympics first round.

Karolina Pliskova vs Alize Cornet
Karolina Pliskova vs Alize Cornet

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

TournamentTokyo Olympics 2021
MatchKarolina Pliskova vs Alize Cornet
RoundFirst Round
Date24th July 2021
venueAriake Tennis Centre, Tokyo, Japan

Karolina Pliskova vs Alize Cornet : Preview

Karolina Pliskova
Karolina Pliskova has never won a Grand Slam but come close multiple times

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

Alize Cornet
Alize Cornet has a 3-1 losing record against her first round opponent

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

Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková has shown inconsistency but her Wimbledon run to the final can’t be ignored

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.

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