Value on Vondrousova to Pull the Upset Against Pliskova in Miami

João Mourato

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 7:04 PM UTC

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019 7:04 PM UTC

Vondrousova has been one of the most impressive players in the start of 2019. Can the 19-year-old extend the good results and pull the upset against Pliskova?

<h2>Karolina Pliskova (5) vs. Marketa Vondrousova</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Pliskova - Vondrousova Betting Odds"><strong>Wednesday, March 27, Miami</strong></a></p><p>For the second day in a row, No.5 seed Karolina Pliskova was pushed the distance at the Hard Rock Stadium. The former world No.1 had to dig deep to get past Yulia Putintseva 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the fourth round of the Miami Open. Pliskova is one of the best servers in the history of women’s tennis but the slow conditions in Miami are not ideal for her style. The 27-year-old Czech allowed 19 break-point opportunities and only won one-third of the points on her second serve against Putintseva. Adding to this, Pliskova faced a total of 29 break points in her last two matches at the Miami Open.</p><p>Pliskova will next take on her fellow Czech Marketa Vondrousova for a place in the semi-finals of the Miami Open. Vondrousova is one of the most promising young players on the WTA Tour and has enjoyed a stellar start to her 2019 season. Besides reaching her second WTA final at the Hungarian Ladies Open in Budapest, the 19-year-old Czech made back-to-back quarter-finals at Indian Wells and Miami. Looking now at Marketa’s campaign on this event, the former junior world No.1 reached this stage of the competition after a 6-4, 6-3 win over Tatjana Maria in one hour and 27 minutes.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Marketa Vondrousova advances to her second consecutive Premier Mandatory quarterfinal!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Vanquishes Maria in two tight sets at the &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@MiamiOpen&lt;/a&gt;--&amp;gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— WTA (@WTA) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;26 de março de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>The bookmakers are expecting a close encounter with Pliskova as the slight favourite at 83/100 (1.83) <a href=";a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">with Pinnacle</a> while Vondrousova is available at 11/10 (2.10) <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join William Hill &amp; Start Playing Today!">at William Hill</a>. Karolina is the more experienced of the two but it won’t be easy for the No.5 seed to overcome such a talented and tricky opponent as Vondrousova. The teenager has defeated some of the best players in the world this season, including the former world No.1 and French Open champion Simona Halep in Indian Wells.</p><p>The slow court conditions in Miami suit Marketa’s style and her drop shot will be a major weapon on this match. Pliskova’s movement is the biggest weakness in her game and she will have a hard time to handle the variety on her rival’s game. <a href="" target="_blank" title="Why Being Left-Handed is an Advantage in Tennis?">Facing a left-handed opponent is always difficult</a> and Vondrousova is one of the craftiest players on the WTA Tour. The 19-year-old can mix things up very well with her heavy topspin and drop shots, maneuvering her opponents from side to side. As mentioned above, Pliskova has struggled with her serve all week, facing an average of 0.83 break points per game. On other hand, Vondrousova has been returning very well in Miami, winning 53.80% of the games played in her opponents’ serve. With this in mid, our suggestion is to take advantage of the value on Marketa’s <a href="" target="_blank" title="Live Tennis Betting Odds Board">tennis betting odds</a> as the best approach for this contest at the Miami Open.</p>
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