It is going to be a mouth-watering second round encounter between No.1 seed Karolina Pliskova and former World No.4 Caroline Garcia at the US Open 2020. The two players have had a great rivalry in the past and this match can very well turn out to be the most high-profile Round of 64 match across the sections.
Talking about the performance in the first round, Pliskova showed why she is the No.3 in WTA rankings. The 28-year old Czech thrashed Anhelina Kalinina in straight sets 6-4, 6-0. Pliskova would be needing similar kind of form if she wants to move past Caroline Garcia in the second round.
Similarly, Garcia faced no problems whatsoever in her opening match at Flushing Meadows. The 26-year old Frenchwoman humiliated Jasmine Paolini by beating her 6-3, 6-2. The World No. 50 can really be a threat to Karolina Pliskova if she plays her match against the Czech in the same way as she did in the first round.
Karolina Pliskova vs Caroline Garcia: Head-to-Head
The two women have played against each other on numerous occasions in the past, six times in the singles match, to be precise. The head-to-head record is deadlocked at 3-3. Their last meeting came in 2018 in the final in Tianjin when Garcia defeated Pliskova 7-6, 6-3 to lift the trophy. Whosoever wins the match in New York, that woman will take a lead in head-to-head meets of this glorious rivalry.
Karolina Pliskova vs Caroline Garcia: Prediction
The prediction is not going to be easy at all. Both women like playing against each other and it is going to be a fierce contest. Having said that, Pliskova looks in better form and she might just pip Garcia to advance to the next round. It is necessary that the Czech remains on top of her game from the word go.
Match Prediction: Karolina Pliskova defeats Caroline Garcia in a nail-biting match that will definitely go to the distance.