Karolina Pliskova and Maria Sakkari face off at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York in the Quarter-Finals of the US Open 2021 today, September 8, 2021, at 7:00 PM (ET). Here, check out the US Open tennis match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
This will be their third overall meeting in this sports competition. At the moment, there is no favorite in head-to-head clashes, as both Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic and Maria Sakkari of Greece have grabbed one victory each.
Their most recent game was played on May 18, 2019, and it ended in a 2-0 (6-4, 6-4) win for the Czech player in the 2019 WTA Italian Open Semi-Finals in Rome. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as they clash for the first time since then, this time in the US Open 2021 Quarter-Finals.
Karolina Pliskova vs Maria Sakkari: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM (ET)
Location: Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York
Karolina Pliskova vs Maria Sakkari: Time by State in the US
ET: 7:00 PM
CT: 6:00 PM
MT: 5:00 PM
PT: 4:00 PM
Karolina Pliskova vs Maria Sakkari: Storylines
In the First Round, Karolina Pliskova had to beat Ana Konjuh of Croatia (2-0), and she emerged victorious from the match against Kaia Kanepi of Estonia (2-0) to get to the US Open Women's Round of 32. The 29-year-old Czech tennis player can boast of winning 16 WTA titles in her career so far.
Meanwhile, Maria Sakkari set up a meeting with the ATP fourth top-ranked player after overcoming Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine (2-0), Katerina Siniakova and Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic (2-0), as well as Bianca Andreescu of Canada (2-1). Unlike her opponent, the 26-year-old Greek tennis player has won one WTA career title and seven ITF trophies.
These opponents don't have a long history of clashes as their first one dates back to May 16, 2018, and it ended in a 2-1 (6-3, 3-6, 5-7) win for Sakkari in the 2018 WTA Italian Open Round of 32. Thanks to this exciting clash, we will see who will qualify or miss out on the Semi-Finals.
How to watch or live stream Karolina Pliskova vs Maria Sakkari in the US
The 2021 WTA US Open Quarter-Finals duel between Karolina Pliskova and Maria Sakkari, to be played today, at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, will be broadcasted on ESPN, Tennis Channel in the United States.
Karolina Pliskova vs Maria Sakkari: Predictions and Odds
The odds are heavily in favor of Karolina Pliskova. FanDuel see her as the lone favorite to move to the Semi-Finals and thus, they have given her -137 odds. On the other hand, Maria Sakkari has +114 odds to cause an upset and go through to the next phase.
* Odds via FanDuel