Kanepi vs. Pliskova
The former world no.1 – Karolina Pliskova – is trying to become the second player to win back-to-back titles at the Brisbane International. Known as one of the best servers in tennis history, the fast court conditions on this event are perfect for Karolina’s game style. The 25-year-old couldn’t have asked for a better debut in Brisbane with an impressive 6 – 1 6 – 1 victory over Catherine Bellis. In addition to her incredible 2.18 winners / unforced errors ratio, Pliskova only lost two points throughout the entire match with her first serve.
Kaia Kanepi continues her successful run in Queensland. Playing in Brisbane brings great memories to Kaia with the 32-year-old winning the title in 2012. Despite long absence due to injury, Kanepi is going through one of the best moments in her career with an extraordinary 88.00% winning record since the US Open. Taking a look now at Kaia’s campaign on this event, the Estonian qualifier reaches this stage of the competition without dropping a single set on her previous five encounters in Brisbane.
As expected, Pliskova is the main favorite to win this match at 21/50 at 5Dimes while William Hill offers 23/10 for Kanepi’s victory. The Czech is not only the highest ranked among the two but she also won the two previous meetings against Kaia. Nevertheless, it’s impossible to ignore the Estonian’s recent performances and her incredible history on this event. For that reason, our recommendation is for you to add Kanepi’s +1.5 Set Handicap at 97/100 at Pinnacle as the best betting approach for this match.
Best Play: Kaia Kanepi +1.5 Set Handicap at 97/100 at Pinnacle