Karolina Pliskova, fourth seed at Berlin Open 2021 will face the American, Jessica Pegula in the second round encounter. The Czech is ranked 10th in the world, whereas, Pegula is ranked 26th in the WTA Rankings.
|Tournament||WTA Berlin Open 2021|
|Match||Karolina Pliskova vs Jessica Pegula|
|Date||16th June, 2021|
Karolina Pliskova vs Jessica Pegula: Match Preview
Karolina Pliskova received a bye in the first round by virtue of being the fourth seed. She last played at the French Open 2021, where she was defeated in the second round by American, Sloane Stephens. She reached the finals of Italian Open 2021, where she was thrashed by Iga Swiatek in straight sets. Pliskova will hope to kickstart her grass court season with a good performance in Berlin.
Jessica Pegula received a walkover in the first round, after Hailey Baptiste withdrew in the first set itself. The American suffered a third round defeat at the French Open 2021, after losing to Sofia Kenin in three sets. She also competed at the Strasbourg Open, where she lost in the first round itself.
Karolina Pliskova vs Jessica Pegula: Head-to-Head
The duo have faced against each other on three occasions, with Pegula winning on all three occasions. They last met at Miami Open 2021, where Pegula won in three sets.
Karolina Pliskova vs Jessica Pegula: Match Prediction
The head to head record is certainly in Jessica Pegula’s favor, however, Karolina Pliskova is expected to emerge victorious in the second round clash. Pegula is a better player on hard courts compared to grass courts, where Karolina Pliskova enjoys playing. The American has a poor second serve, which can be easily exploited on the grass courts.
Match Prediction: Karolina Pliskova to win in three sets