After one victory for each side, everything can happen this Sunday in the Fed Cup Final. Karolina Pliskova won the first rubber against Kristina Mladenovic with a surreal 16 – 14 in the 3rd set while Caroline Garcia surprised Petra Kvitova with a 7 – 6 6 – 4 triumph.
Let’s take a look now to the matches scheduled for this Sunday in Strasbourg.
Caroline Garcia vs. Karolina Pliskova
As we mentioned before, Caroline Garcia featured a stunning upset with a straight sets victory over Petra Kvitova. It was without any doubts one of Caroline’s best performances ever with the French ending the match with 20 winners / 12 unforced errors and breaking her opponent four times throughout the match.
It won’t be easy for Karolina Pliskova to present herself at 100% this Sunday after 3:48-hour marathon against Kristina Mladenovic. However, the Czech is known for her efficient game style with effortless shots. Therefore, we expect to see Karolina at a very good level in this decisive match.
This will be the 3rd career meeting between these two players with Pliskova winning the first three years ago on Hard Court while Garcia emerged victorious last year on clay. Despite Caroline’s high-quality performance on Saturday, the value is definitely on Pliskova’s betting odds with the Czech available at -175 at Coral.
Kristina Mladenovic vs. Petra Kvitova
While Karolina Pliskova should recover well after that epic marathon, we can’t say the same about Kristina Mladenovic. The French experienced some physical problems during the third set with a medical timeout requested to her left leg. Known for her explosive game style, Kristina’s leg strength is crucial to her success.
After a disappointing loss this Saturday against Caroline Garcia, Petra Kvitova should present her best tennis this Sunday. Famous for her outstanding career record in finals, Kvitova was crucial for Czech Republic’s four Fed Cup titles over the last five years.
Kvitova’s higher experience and better physical condition should be decisive this Sunday against Mladenovic. With this in mind, our recommendation is for you to add Petra’s -1.5 Set Handicap to your betting picks at -143 at Pinnacle.
We expect to see the Czech Republic, winning the Fed Cup title however if a 5th rubber is necessary then the French team should be the favorite. Caroline Garcia & Kristina Mladenovic are one of the best teams in the world yet, the Czechs also count with high-quality players in doubles such as Lucie Hradecka, Barbora Strycova and Karolina Pliskova. However, we can’t go into details on the doubles match since no one knows yet who’ll play. For that reason, the sportsbooks can’t provide odds for this contest.