TennisSection previews the 2021 US Open as Karolina Pliskova takes on Amanda Anisimova in the Round of 64 on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021.
Will Amanda Anisimova show us that she is on the rise and she will make a statement as she aims to beat a very experienced opponent? Will Karolina Pliskova be able to gain some momentum as she aims to make it far at another Grand Slam after she reached the Wimbledon Final? Both players can win this match if they are at their best, but only one will make their way to the Round of 32 of the 2021 US Open. Who will it be?
Amanda Anisimova put on a solid performance in her opening round match, beating Zarina Diyas in straight sets 7-5/6-2. Amanda was great in the fact that she converted 5/12 break points. However, she did have to rely heavily on her first serve going in as she did not win a single point on her second serve. Amanda was winning 73% of points on her first serve, and 0% on her second, which I am unsure if that is even possible nowadays in the world of tennis. Amanda will know she still came in clutch on her first serve, but she cannot keep this up, especially as she meets a big server in Karolina Pliskova here at the 2021 US Open.
Karolina Pliskova cruised through her opening match, beating the young and determined Caty McNally in straight sets 6-3/6-4. Karolina was pretty good on her serve, but being her first match here at the 2021 US Open there are definitely improvements for her to make. However, with the fact she has been a US Open Finalist before, and she is coming off a Wimbledon Final this year, the Czech will definitely have high expectations of herself as she aims to cruise through Amanda Anisimova and get herself further here at the 2021 US Open.
Karolina Pliskova and Amanda Anisimova have met 3 times before, with Karolina Pliskova leading the head to head 3-0. They met earlier just a few weeks ago in Montreal where Pliskova won in straight sets 6-1/7-6. Anisimova was playing better a few weeks ago, and the fact that she was terrible on her second serve in her opening match does not give me much confidence in her game. I expect a straightforward victory for the Wimbledon Finalist as she shows the youngster how to serve and get on top of rallies early here at the 2021 US Open.
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