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Karolina Pliskova vs Mayar Sherif Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Pliskova to ease through French Open opener

  • Karolina Pliskova faces Mayar Sherif in the French Open first round
  • Pliskova is the second seed at Roland Garros
  • Sherif has come through three rounds of qualifying
  • Pliskova and Sherif have never met before
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Karolina Pliskova is the second seed in Paris (Getty Images)

Karolina Pliskova begins her French Open campaign against qualifier Mayar Sherif at Roland Garros on Tuesday. Pliskova is the second seed in Paris and is expected to cruise through to the second round with a comfortable victory. 

Karolina Pliskova Stats


Nationality: Czech Republic
Age: 28 (21 March 1992)
Height: 6'1" (186cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 4
Career High: 1 (July 2017)
Career Singles Titles: 16
2020 Titles: 1
French Open Best: SF (2017)

Karolina Pliskova Form


Karolina Pliskova started the year in winning fashion by lifting the Brisbane Internatinal title. She Ajla Tomljanovic, Alison Riske and Naomi Osaka along the way before getting the better on Madison Keys in the final. 

Pliskova lost to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the third round of the Australian Open before exiting the Dubai Duty Free Championships at the quarter-final stage to Elena Rybakina and the Qatar Open after a third round defeat to Ons Jabeur.

Former world number one Pliskova lost her first match back in action against Veronika Kudermetova at the Western & Southern Open, and was dumped out of the US Open in the second round by Caroline Garcia.

World number four Pliskova dropped just one set in her run to the Italian Open final two weeks ago, before an injury forced her to retire in the final. She lost the opening set to Simona Halep 6-0 and was a break down in the second when retiring.

Mayar Sherif Stats


Nationality: Egyptian
Age: 24 (5 May 1996)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 172
Career High: 170 (August 2020)
WTA Career Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
2020 Titles: 0

Mayar Sherif Form


Sherif has eight ITF titles to her name but has never threatened to win at elite level. This will be her first Grand Slam appearance after winning through three rounds of qualifying to set up a date against Pliskova.

The Egyptian won in straight sets against Maria Camila Osorio Serrano, repeat the feat against Caty McNally and booked her spot in the first round draw with a 2-0 victory over Giulia Gatto-Monticone.

Sherif won the ITF W25 Antalya in March and has a 13-3 record on clay this year, but the French Open is a whole different challenge.

Karolina Pliskova vs Mayar Sherif Head to Head


This will be a first meeting between Pliskova and Sherif.

Karolina Pliskova vs Mayar Sherif Odds


Pliskova is the 1.14 favourite to power into the second round. Sherif is 5.50 to pull off an upset. A straight sets win for Pliskova is 1.44.

Karolina Pliskova vs Mayar Sherif Stats


  • Karolina Pliskova is the world number 4 and the second seed in the French Open.
  • Karolina Pliskova is 13-6 for 2020, and 4-1 on clay.
  • Karolina Pliskova's best French Open performance is reaching the 2017 semi-finals.
  • Mayar Sherif is the world number 172.
  • Mayar Sherif will be playing in her first Grand Slam main draw match.
  • Mayar Sherif won her three qualifying matches in straight sets.

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Karolina Pliskova vs Mayar Sherif will be played at the French Open in Paris.

When is Karolina Pliskova vs Mayar Sherif being played?

Karolina Pliskova vs Mayar Sherif will be played at 10.00 BST on Tuesday 29 September 2020.

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Verdict

Pliskova can make quick work of things in her opening game at the French Open in what is a major mis-match.
Best Bet: Pliskova 2-0 Set Betting @-227.27 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Under 18.5 Games Total Games @+100 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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