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Karolina Pliskova secured a place in the quarter-final of the Australian Open on Monday. The former Wimbledon and US Open finalist has gone through a rough patch these past few months, which includes a five match losing streak. On that note, how far can the former World number 1 go in this tournament?
Australian Open 2023 Odds
These are Karolina Pliskova’s odds of winning the Australian Open this year:
The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.
Prior to her round of 16 match, Karolina Pliskova was valued at a whopping 20/1 to win this year’s Australian Open title. However, those odds have been slashed to 10/1 ahead of her quarter-final clash with Magda Linette. Keeping that in mind, let’s see how Pliskova has performed so far in this competition.
Previous Rounds – Karolina Pliskova Australian Open 2023
Karolina Pliskova took on Xiyu Wang in the first round of this tournament, converting four of five breakpoints in a 6-1, 6-3 win. The former World number 1 proceeded to face Yulia Putintseva and Varvara Gracheva, knocking them out in straight sets.
Up next, Pliskova took on Shuai Zhang for the sixth time in her career. The former World number 1 didn’t have a lot of trouble winning that match in straight sets, maintaining a perfect record against her Chinese opponent.
Upcoming Match vs Linette – Karolina Pliskova Australian Open 2023
With her win over Zhang, Karolina Pliskova set up an interesting clash against another familiar foe. It’s important to point out that the 30 year old has dominated Magda Linette in the past, winning five of six skirmishes between them. However, Linette won their last encounter, so it’ll be interesting to see who will come out on top here.
Karolina Pliskova’s Form Prior to Australian Open 2023
In preparation for this year’s Australian Open, Karolina Pliskova played in both Adelaide events. The 30 year old played a total of four matches prior to the Australian Open, with two wins and two losses. These are Pliskova’s results in 2023:
- Pliskova vs Collins – lost 2-0
- Pliskova vs Rogers – won 2-0
- Pliskova vs Niemeier – won 2-0
- Pliskova vs Ostapenko – lost 2-0
Karolina Pliskova’s Performance At the Australian Open in the Past
It’s fair to point out that Karolina Pliskova has had her fair share of success in grand slams; she has reached the semi-final in all four grand slams, with two final appearances. That said, her best result here in Melbourne was in 2019, where she lost to eventual champion Naomi Osaka in the semi-final.
Karolina Pliskova Australian Open 2023 Prediction – Semi-final or Final
Considering how well she has played against Magda Linette in the past, we believe that Karolina Pliskova will book a place in the semi-final of this competition. Should she reach the semi-final, she would face either Aryna Sabalenka or Donna Vekic. While this would be a tricky fixture for the former World number 1, we believe she can hold her own against both players.
Furthermore, potential final opponents are Elena Rybakina and Victoria Azarenka. All in all, we think Pliskova’s road ends in the semi-final or final of this competition.