dglobalnews.com Simona Halep vs. Karolina Pliskova 2017 French Open Pick, Odds, Prediction
Published: Thu, June 08, 2017
Sports | By Jeannette Edwards

Simona Halep vs. Karolina Pliskova 2017 French Open Pick, Odds, Prediction

Simona Halep vs. Karolina Pliskova 2017 French Open Pick, Odds, Prediction

Halep established her credentials to become the newest French Open champion with a blistering victory over Carla Suarez-Navarro of Spain to reach the quarterfinals.

Playing on Court Philippe Chatrier, Halep improved her career record against Suarez Navarro to 7-5 by beating the Spaniard for the second time in a row.

7 - Roland Garros quarter-finals Murray has now reached to take sole ownership of fourth place among active players with the most last-eight appearances at the French Open.

Garcia overcame her own nerves to beat countrywoman Alize Cornet 6-2, 6-4 and become the second Frenchwoman at this year's tournament to make the quarters, along with Kristina Mladenovic. And as Muguruza walked to the locker room after her defeat, she wagged a finger toward the stands before bursting into tears during her post-match interview. I for one am loving the suspense and I'm very curious to see who will rise to the occasion and take this opportunity by the horns. Players of her age just aren't fretting about career turning points or last best chances.

"Looks like one of the top four guys" is going to end up grasping the champion's Coupe des Mousquetaires, seven-time major titlist John McEnroe observed.

Berdych, 31, led the Czechs to two Davis Cup titles but has never won a grand slam tournament. I think (Maria) Sharapova the more she plays...

650 - tour-level match wins for Murray after his victory over Karen Khachanov on Monday.

"Didn't have my weapons on my side and the movement was awful", Pliskova, who next faces former French Open runner-up Simona Halep, told a news conference.

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Summerhays has finished in the top 100 in the FedExCup for each of the past five seasons, and a year ago finished T8 at the U.S. Spieth had eight birdies, which was tied with Lingmerth, Summerhays, and Rickie Fowler for the most in the first round.

Murray played cleanly to beat 53rd-ranked Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Halep will next face fifth-seeded Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, who rallied to beat Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. "She played a great tournament, even today, it was 50-50, it came down to about two points I'm really glad I made it", said Pliskova.

The terre battue was a bleak streak as Simona Halep gazed at the ground staring down a 6-3, 5-1 deficit to an oppressive Elina Svitolina.

"I think the crowd today was a little bit obviously tough for me", Muguruza said.

Pliskova, meanwhile, does not like clay and had won only two matches in five previous visits to Roland Garros.

Svitolina had beaten Halep in their most recent meeting in Rome, with the Romanian suffering an ankle injury during a three-sets defeat that nearly saw her miss the tournament.

"It's probably tough to play my best tennis on this surface", she said, noting her trouble with the footwork that can be tricky and the way clay dulls her risky serve.

With Karolina Pliskova eliminating France's last hope, Caroline Garcia, 7-6 (3), 6-4, that means it will be the WTA No. 2 and the WTA No. 3 in the semifinals with World No. 1 at stake.

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