Follow the Tennis match between Ajla Tomljanovic and Karolína Plíšková live. The match starts at 02:00 on 09 January 2020. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
Tough times are coming for Tomljanovic because at the beginning of last season she performed at the highest level and won many rating points (almost the majority of what she has at the moment). But only the second half of the year turned out to be completely disastrous, and she took off from tournaments in the early stages. Then such a decline was unexpected, but now understandable, as the Australian began to build relations with Matteo Berrettini and lost concentration (which can not be said about the Italian, who shot on the contrary). Isla is an incredibly talented tennis player who knows everything, can go to court and give or can bend her line due to active actions on the backline. Tomlyanovich always tries from the first games to seize the initiative on the court and act as the first number. That’s just too often goes too far and makes a huge number of unforced errors during the match. A vivid example is the recent exhibition match against Sharapova, where Isla looked better, but in key situations, she was too in a hurry to quickly complete the rallies and was drowned in her own mistakes. Will Tomljanovic be able to stay at such high positions?
At the moment, it is safe to say that Plíšková is one of the most unpredictable tennis players in the WTA round. And the reasons for such instability are incomprehensible, because in one match she plays at an extraordinary level, forces herself to run on the court, hold the ball and lure the opponent. And the very next day it just stands, invests in every blow and does it on straight legs (that is, it is as flat and technically incorrect as possible, which leads to children’s mistakes). Karolína’s game is completely built due to the supply and if she regularly passes the first goal, then the opponents can only dream of breakpoints. And when the service disappears, Plíšková ceases to feel confident, because the rivals easily dictate their conditions on the court and then the Czech has to act even more actively, and this already leads to a huge number of unforced errors. Despite all these problems, Karolína is the second racket of the world (due to the fact that at the end of last season she suddenly added and began to stamp titles in small tournaments).
Statistics and personal meetings
- Tennis players met on the court four times, all four meetings were won by Karolína Plíšková.
Ajla Tomljanovic vs Karolína Plíšková – Predictions
It is difficult to evaluate the shape of the tennis players because Tomljanovic made a real drama in the match with Hon and did not look the best way. And Plíšková will only hold the debut match. But it should be noted that Karolína recently spoke about her plans and about working with a new coach. Therefore, it is unlikely to be unprepared for the start. And in such tournaments, Czech loves to play, because you can take advantage of the lack of competition and easily win the title. It should be put on a confident victory Plíšková.