Tokyo Olympics 2020: Karolina Pliskova vs Camila Giorgi Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

In the third round of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Karolina Pliskova from Czech will face Italy’s Camila Giorgi in their 8th career meeting.

Karolina Pliskova vs Camila Giorgi
Karolina Pliskova vs Camila Giorgi

In the third round of the Women’s singles at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Karolina Pliskova from Czech will face Italy’s Camila Giorgi.

Karolina Pliskova vs Camila Giorgi: Match Details

Tournament2020 Tokyo Olympics
MatchKarolina Pliskova vs Camila Giorgi
RoundThird round
DateJuly 25, 2021
VenueTokyo, Japan
SurfaceHard Court

Karolina Pliskova vs Camila Giorgi: Preview

Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková

Karolina Pliskova is currently ranked number 7 in the world and is making her Olympic debut in Tokyo after having to pull out of the 2016 Rio Olympics. She reached a career-high ranking of 1 in July 2017. She has won 16 singles titles on the WTA Tour and has reached a Grand Slam final twice. She reached the finals at Wimbledon last month but had to settle for second place after losing to world number 1, Ashleigh Barty in a thrilling three set match.

Pliskova is seeded number 5 in Tokyo and faced world number 66, Alize Cornet from France in the first round. Karolina eased past Cornet in just 63 minutes after securing her win in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3. She faced a tougher second round match against Carla Suarez Navarro. Pliskova won the first set, 6-3 and in the second set, both players broke each other once thus, going to a tiebreaker. Pliskova did not win a single point in the tiebreaker thus, the match went to a decider set where Pliskova eventually won, 6-3, 6-7 (0-7), 6-1.

World number 61, Camila Giorgi has won 2 WTA Tour singles titles. She reached a career-high ranking of 26 in October 2018. Her best finish this year has been at the Lyon Open in March where she reached the quarterfinals. Similarly to Pliskova, Giorgi also made her Olympic debut in Tokyo.

In the first round, Giorgi upset number 11 seed, Jennifer Brady in just 68 minutes in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. Giorgi broke Brady 5 times whereas, Brady was only successful thrice which gave the Italian the win. She eased past Russia’s Elena Vesnina in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1 to secure her place in the third round.

Karolina Pliskova vs Camila Giorgi: Head to Head

Camila Giorgi
Camila Giorgi

This will be the 8th meeting between the duo who last met in Eastbourne in 2021 in the round of 32 where Giorgi won in three sets. Pliskova currently leads their head to head tie 5-2.

Karolina Pliskova vs Camila Giorgi: Prediction

Karolina Pliskova
Karolina Pliskova

Camila Giorgi will go into this match with a lot more confidence after triumphing over number 11 seed, Jennifer Brady and beating Pliskova recently. However, Pliskova has played many more matches on the tour and thus, has more experience. Pliskova has a win-loss record of 21-13 this year and 9-6 on hard court. Whereas, Giorgi has a win-loss record of 14-11 this year.

Prediction: Pliskova to win in three sets.

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