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Karolina Pliskova vs Donna Vekic Predictions, Tips & Live Stream – Pliskova looks for fifth straight win vs Vekic

  • Karolina Pliskova vs Donna Vekic predictions & tips
  • The second-round Wimbledon match is being played at Wimbledon on Friday 2 July
  • Karolina Pliskova has seen over 21.5 games in 6 of her last 7 Wimbledon matches
  • I am backing Pliskova vs Vekic to go over 21.5 games
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Karolina Pliskova is looking for a fifth straight win vs Donna Vekic (Getty Images)
Hannah Wilks 02 Jul 2021
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Karolina Pliskova vs Donna Vekic Predictions


Despite her big serve and forehand, Karolina Pliskova is an established under-performer at Wimbledon but has reached the last 16 two years in a row. She has also won her last four matches against Donna Vekic.

  • Karolina Pliskova has won her last 4 matches against Donna Vekic by over 2.5 games
  • Karolina Pliskova has seen over 21.5 games in 6 of her last 7 Wimbledon matches
  • Karolina Pliskova has seen over 21.5 games in 3 of her last 5 matches
  • Karolina Pliskova has seen over 21.5 games in 3 of her last 4 matches against Donna Vekic
  • Donna Vekic has seen over 21.5 games in 3 of her last 5 matches against top-20 players
  • Donna Vekic has lost 6 of her last 7 matches against top-20 players
  • Donna Vekic has lost 3 of the 4 matches she had played against top-20 players at Wimbledon

Head-to-Head


Karolina Pliskova has a 4-1 record against Donna Vekic.

Vekic won their first match in 2012, but Pliskova has won all four subsequent meetings including a 7-5, 6-4 win for the Czech at the French Open a few weeks ago.

Karolina Pliskova Stats


Nationality: Czech Republic
Age: 29 (21 March 1992)
Height: 6’1” (186cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 13
Career High: 1 (July 2017)
Career Singles Titles: 16
2021 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Wimbledon Best Result: R16 (2018-19)

Karolina Pliskova Form


It’s been a pretty forgettable season for Karolina Pliskova, who dropped out of the top 10 after failing to defend her 2019 Eastbourne title last week.

Pliskova’s Eastbourne defeat to Camila Giorgi was her third defeat in a row after losing to the unseeded Sloane Stephens in straight sets at the French Open. Her best result of 2021 was reaching the final in Rome, but she was beaten 0-6, 0-6 by Iga Swiatek.

Pliskova has never played well at Wimbledon – it is the only Grand Slam at which she has never made a quarterfinal. Against Tamara Zidansek in the first round, she trailed 2-5 in the first set before winning seven straight games and beating the French Open semifinalist 7-5, 6-4.

Donna Vekic Stats


Nationality: Croatia
Age: 25 (28 June 1996)
Height: 5’10” (179cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 49
Career High: 19 (November 2019)
Career Singles Titles: 2
2021 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Wimbledon Best Result: R16 (2018)

Donna Vekic Form


Like Pliskova, Donna Vekic has an aggressive game built around a big serve and a big forehand. Croatia’s Vekic has reached three grass-court WTA finals in her career and was also a US Open quarterfinalist in 2019.

Vekic has struggled for big results in the past two years, however. She went 8-11 in 2020 and is only 7-6 in 2021. 

The Croatian did not play, however, between reaching the last 16 at the Australian Open and the French Open – where she lost in the first round to Pliskova. Vekic did make the quarterfinals in Birmingham coming into Wimbledon, and scored a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Anastasia Potapova to reach the second round.

Live Stream


Karolina Pliskova and Donna Vekic meet in the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday 30 June.

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Verdict

This is not too difficult a match-up for Pliskova, as Vekic does not have the tools to force the Czech to hit low balls. Vekic has played top-20 players tough in the past, but Pliskova looks likely to get the win by at least 2.5 games.


Best Bet: Pliskova -2.5 games Games Handicap @-133.33 at Unibet - 3 Units
Value Bet: Over 21.5 games Total Games @-120.48 at Unibet - 2 Units

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