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Karolína Plíšková vs Anett Kontaveit Odds & Prediction – WTA Finals Round Robin

Hayley Graham

by Hayley Graham in Tennis

Nov 11, 2021 · 6:03 PM PST

Karolina Pliskova hitting a return shot during a tennis match at the WTA Finals.
Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic returns a shot to Garbine Muguruza of Spain, during a match of the Mexican Tennis WTA Finals in Guadalajara, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)
  • The round robin group stage continues on Friday, November 12th as Karolina Pliskova and Anett Kontaveit face off in Group Teotihuacán
  • This will be the fourth meeting and first meeting of 2021 between the two
  • Continue below for odds, preview, and best bet prediction

Karolina Pliskova and Anett Kontaveit will go head-to-head on Friday as round robin play at the WTA Finals continue. Both player won their opening match, and sit atop the round robin standings.

The eighth seed, and last player to qualify, Kontaveit, is the favorite heading into the match in her first appearance at the final tournament. Will the former World No. 1 be able to upset the young star?

Make sure to check out the odds and our best bet analysis below.

Karolina Pliskova vs Anett Kontaveit WTA Finals Round Robin Odds

Player Spread Moneyline Total
[3] Karolina Pliskova +3.5 (-125) +165 Ov 21.5 (-120)
[8] Anett Kontaveit -3.5 (-115) -220 Un 21.5 (-120)

Odds as of November 11th at DraftKings.

Pliskova Shows Experience

After dropping the first set in her opening match here at the WTA Finals, Pliskova found a way to fight back to take the following two to win a thriller of match 4-6, 6-2, 7(8)-6(6), against Garbine Muguruza, that lasted just under two and a half hours.

The third seed is the oldest player to qualify for the tournament this year, and with her win against Muguruza managed to extend her head-to-head record against the Spaniard to 9-2.

After Pliskova dropped that first set, she went on and basically put on a serving clinic, dropping just two points on serve, and managed to put 16 of her 18 serves in play. In the deciding set Muguruza and Pliskova both fought hard. Muguruza actually saved two match points while serving at 4-5, but was unable to to do anything there, and the match went to the tiebreaker.

That’s where Pliskova was able to finish the match off and capture the win.

She’ll now look to take on Kontaveit, who also managed to win her opening match as well, and both players are on top of the round robin group stages.

Kontaveit Continues Incredible Season

Kontaveit was the last player to secure a spot in the WTA Finals, but is not the least. The eighth seed has been on an absolute tear the past few months, as she is now riding an 11 match win streak, and has managed to win four titles in that time span, including back-to-back heading into this tournament.

It took her just an hour to defeat Barbora Krejcikova in her opening match, defeating the only player to win a Grand Slam this year in straight sets, winning 6-3, 6-4.

The Estonian didn’t face a breakpoint all match, and despite only landing 46 percent of her first serves, she was able to convert 85 percent of them into a point when she landed it.

Pliskova will be another tough opponent for Kontaveit, and the former World No. 1 currently holds a 3-0 head-to-head record against the 25-year old.

Head-to-Head

Pliskova and Kontaveit have played each other three times before. Their first meeting came back in 2018 at Stuttgart, and their most recent meeting was in 2019 in Toronto. Pliskova has won all three previous meetings leading the head-to-head record at 3-0.

Karolina Pliskova vs Anett Kontaveit Head-to-Head Stats

Karolina Pliskova
VS
Anett Kontaveit
4 WTA Standing 8
29 Age 25
16 Career Titles 5
576/315 Career W/L 354/178
0 YTD Titles 4
35/18 YTD W/L 45/15
3 Head-to-Head Wins 0

Best Bet

Despite the overwhelming head-to-head record and career success, including her experience here at the WTA Finals, Pliskova is not entering the match as the favorite. Kontaveit is coming in as the strong favorite to win at -220, and Pliskova is listed at +165. This is due to the fact that Kontaveit has absolutely dominated any and every player she has faced.

The 25-year old has been able to rely on her strong serve and big groundstrokes. With every match, the Estonian has become more and more confident.

Pliskova herself has a strong serve that she relies on as well, and this match should be a bit of a serving clinic from both sides. The 29-year old will keep up with Kontaveit, and give her a tough match, and the 25-year old is sure to give the former World No. 1 a run as well.

The only thing here that might give a player a slight edge is that Kontaveit managed to win her first match in just about an hour, whereas Pliskova took almost two and a half.

Kontaveit has shown that she can beat most opponents in straight sets, but expect this match to go the distance.

Best Bet: Over 2.5 sets (+150); OR Kontaveit (-220)

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