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Karolina Pliskova vs Petra Martic Live Stream, Predictions & Tips - Value on Martic in Italian Open semi-finals

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Petra Martic is 2-0 against Karolina Pliskova on clay courts (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 15 May 2021
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Karolina Pliskova vs Petra Martic Predictions


Petra Martic has beaten Karolina Pliskova twice on clay. This could be a closer match than expected with value on the outsider.

  • Karolina Pliskova is last lost 10 of her last 15 matches against top 50 players.
  • Karolina Pliskova has gone to 3 sets in 6 of her last 9 matches.
  • Petra Martic is 4-2 against Karolina Pliskova.
  • Petra Martic is 2-0 against Karolina Pliskova on clay courts.
  • Petra Martic is 29-10 in her last 39 matches on clay courts.
  • Petra Martic has seen over 21.5 total games 7 of her last 10 matches.

Head to Head


Petra Martic has a 4-2 advantage against Karolina Pliskova. 

Martic won the first three encounters with Pliskova winning two of the last three.

The last match came in the 2019 Zhenghzou final with Pliskova winning 6-3 6-2.


Karolina Pliskova Stats


Nationality: Czech Republic
Age: 29 (21 Mar 1992)
Height: 6'1" (177cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 9
Career High: 1 (Jul 2017)
Career WTA Singles Titles: 16
2021 Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Italian Open Best Result: Winner (2019)

Karolina Pliskova Form


Karolina Pliskova won the 2019 Italian Open and was runner up in 2020.

This is her first semi-final appearance in nine tournaments in 2021.

The World No.9 beat 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-2 6-3 in the second round and Vera Zvonareva 7-5 6-3 in the third round after winning just 22% of her 2nd serves.

Pliskova overcame a first set deficit to beat Jelena Ostapenko in the quarter-finals. She won 4-6 7-5 7-6, winning 40% of her 2nd serves and saving 11/18 break points.

Petra Martic Stats


Nationality: Coatia
Age: 30 (19 Jan 1991)
Height: 5'11" (181cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 25
Career High: 14 (Jan 2020)
Career WTA Singles Titles: 1
2021 Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Italian Open Best Result: Round of 32 (2018, 2020)

Petra Martic Form


Petra Martic slipped outside the top 20 after a disappointing time in Australia. 

The 30-year-old returned to Europe and was knocked out in the first round in four straight tournaments. All four defeats came to players outside the top 50.

Martic has turned that around in Rome, beating Shelby Rogers 5-7 6-3 6-4, Kristina Mladenovic 7-5 6-3 and Nadia Podoroska 3-6 6-1 6-2.

The Croatian beat Jessica Pegula 7-5 6-4 in the quarter-finals, winning 73-69 points and saving 12/19 break points.

Live Stream


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Verdict

Karolina Pliskova has been costly to follow, especially against players inside the top 50. Petra Martic can produce an upset in a tight match and reach the final.

Best Bet: Petra Martic Winner @130.00 at Unibet - 3 Units

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