120 women have already had to say goodbye in the 107th Women’s Singles of the Australian Open. The first Grand Slam tournament of the new season is thus already in the round of the best eight players. Only three wins are missing before the overall winner is determined. All eyes are definitely on the highlight between Serena Williams and Karolina Pliskova at the four games in the quarterfinals. So the American is taking her third grand slam finale in series – always with the goal in mind to be able to set the court record at least. But now she bumps into a lady who also loves to play the tennis tournament in Melbourne, as her Czech opponent not only became champion at the girls’ singles in 2010, but is now in the quarter-finals for the third time in a row.
Tennis Prediction Serena Williams vs. Karolina Pliskova
In Williams against Pliskova the odds that it will move for the first-rate Czech for the first time in the semi-finals of the Australian Open, highly lucrative. Ultimately, however, this only refers to what a great favorite American, who has already emerged seven times as the overall winner from the main tennis tournament in Down Under, goes into this quarter-finals. Thus, in Williams against Pliskova the tip is that the old champion will also take this hurdle, as far as possible be no alternative. At least in the win bet, which is why the exact result (2: 0) is a good option.
Serena Williams – Statistics & Current Form
Current ranking in the world rankings: 16.
Position in the seedling list: 16.
37-year-old American Serena Williams has made it once again and is in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament after four great games. Although she had no defense in her first three matches, she had to fight hard for it, at least in the round of the last sixteen, because the Romanian world number one, who had previously been able to throw her older sister Venus Williams out of the competition, came into play very well in the second set. Previously, Serena Williams had started like the fire department and with 6: 1 in the first round seamlessly tied to their great start to the year.
The American veteran, who has won everything in her career to win tennis, is still driven by a record for eternity. We are talking about most Grand Slam titles of all time, which Margaret Court holds with 24 winning trophies. Closely followed by Serena Williams, who wins 23 Grand Slam victories in singles since her recent coup at the Australian Open in 2017. Last stormed them last at the Wimbledon Championships in 2018 and US Open 2018 already the final, but let track number 24 but there, so this year’s Australian Open, this record again their declared goal. Although she has already come closer to four victories and has already bowled out with Simona Halep the first high-profile opponent from the competition, but the level remains consistently high. At least against Pliskova Williams is according to odds but again the big favorite. Will she do justice to this role again?
Last matches by Serena Williams:
- 21.01.2019 – Williams vs. Halep 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 (Australian Open)
- 19.01.2019 – Williams vs. Yastremska 6-2, 6-1 (Australian Open)
- 17.01.2019 – Williams vs. Bouchard 6-2, 6-2 (Australian Open)
- 1/15/2019 – Williams vs. Maria 6-0, 6-2 (Australian Open)
- 03.01.2019 – Williams vs. Boulder 6-1, 7-6 (Hopman Cup)
Karolina Pliskova – Statistics & Current Form
Current ranking in the world rankings: 8.
Position in the seedling list: 7.
The 26-year-old Czech Karolina Pliskova has not yet won a Grand Slam title among the professionals (she only won the Australian Open 2010 in her junior season), but she has made an absolutely perfect start to the year 2019. So the lady, whose strong service throughout the WTA Tour is feared, started the new season with her first singles title of the year, when she did not bother with the WTA Brisbane 2019 and crowned herself champion with five individual wins. A strong performance to which she was able to seamlessly continue in Melbourne, as she reached the quarter-finals for the third time in a row with four more wins. Most recently with a dominant 2-0 victory over Garbine Muguruza – after all two-time Grand Slam winner.
Nine singles and nine wins are logically consistent with Karolina Pliskova in the young season 2019 next to the first single title of the year to book, which should give their fans much courage for the upcoming games. Although she is considered the great outsider against Serena Williams, she will not go into the fourth duel with the American without a chance. And after all: At the US Open 2016 Plisko could force the old champion 2: 0 in the semifinals and reach her so far the first and only Grand Slam final (1: 2 against Angelique Kerber). A story that she could possibly repeat? At least one thing should be clear: If Pliskova can defend against Williams, the tip on their potential Grand Slam overall victory will be suddenly more likely.
Last matches by Karolina Pliskova:
- 21.01.2019 – Pliskova vs. Muguruza-Blanco 6-3, 6-1 (Australian Open)
- 19.01.2019 – Pliskova vs. Giorgi 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 (Australian Open)
- 17.01.2019 – Pliskova vs. Brengle 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 (Australian Open)
- 15.01.2019 – Pliskova vs. Muchova 6-3, 6-2 (Australian Open)
- 06.01.2019 – Pliskova vs. Tsurenko 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 (Brisbane)
Williams vs. Pliskova – Head to Head Statistics
There have been a total of three clashes between Serena Williams and Karolina Pliskova so far. All three matches took place on hard court, but notably all three in the United States. Despite the supposed home advantage Serena Williams was only in two of these three matches as the winner from the place and had to plug in said US Open 2016 Semifinals a 0-2 defeat. The veteran champion was able to retaliate in the quarter finals of the US Open 2018. On the way to her last Grand Slam final so far Serena Williams won clearly 2-0 (6: 4 and 6: 3). Never before has a match between the two opponents been decided in one decision.
Serena Williams vs Karolina Pliskova, Australian Open 2019 Predictions & Odds
Although Karolina Pliskova had a great start to the year 2019 and currently has a run with 9: 0 wins and the first winner’s cup of the year in her luggage, Serena Williams is of course the top favorite. Already in the run-up to the 107th Women’s Singles of the Australian Open, the bookmakers laid down by the bank on the American, who has met these expectations to her in every respect and the best way. Even a rearing world ranking first Simona Halep could bring the giantess ultimately not to fall. That it should therefore be a Karolina Pliskova, who is in the quarterfinals for the third time in a row at the most important tennis tournament in Down Under, but has never survived this before, seems all the more questionable.
Key Facts – Serena Williams vs. Karolina Pliskova tip
Williams leads in the “head to head” comparison with 2: 1 victories
Williams has won the Australian Open seven times
Pliskova moved into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the third year in a row
With Williams against Pliskova the tip on the semi-final entry of the American is for the most part without alternative, although this is associated with a very low quota. So the question is how to increase the opportunity to win at a comparable risk. In this context, it is noticeable that there was always a match between the two ladies over two sets. In other words, in two out of three cases, the aggressive service of the Czech Republic defeated the American. In the third case, however, Serena Williams found no antidote.
Thus, it is recommended to bet on under 2.5 sets. Although this would cover the eventuality of a Pliskova victory, we think the progress of the seven-time Australian Open winner is too likely. In Williams against Pliskova the tip on the smooth 2: 0 victory of the American is accordingly the best choice.
Tennis Prediction: Serena Williams wins 2: 0