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Barty vs Pliskova: Wimbledon final joy for Aussie ace

Ash Barty is backed to show why she is world number one by beating Karolina Pliskova in the women’s singles final at Wimbledon.

The 25-year-old’s game has always appeared a perfect fit for grass, ever since she won the junior title here a decade ago, aged just 15.

Her opponent is gutsy but looks set to be outmaneuvered and outclassed, so 10/11 for the favourite to prevail 2-0 is our first Barty vs Pliskova prediction.

A Look At Ashleigh Barty’s Betting Odds

Barty arrived in London under a bit of a cloud after being denied the chance to win a second French Open title due to a hip injury.

When the Australian dropped a set versus Carla Suarez Navarro in round one, fears over her fitness only grew.

Barty was again not at her best against 22-year-old Russian Anna Blinkova, hitting nine double faults, but was rewarded for an aggressive game plan with a straight-sets win nonetheless.

She then eased past Katerina Siniakova and surprise Roland Garros winner Barbora Krejcikova before blitzing fellow Australian Ajla Tomljanovic.

In the semis, Barty got off to a fast start against Angelique Kerber and showed all the skills that make her the best player in the world right now to win 6-3 7-6.

“That match was a great level, the best level I’ve played in quite some time,” beamed Barty. “I think Angie is an incredible competitor. She brought out the best in me.”

A gracious Kerber commented: “She is a really intelligent player and she knows how to play also with her slice, and then she’s going forward with her forehand.

“You see that she has a lot of confidence, that she played a lot of big matches, that she’s the number one player in the world right now.”

Looking at the Barty vs Pliskova odds, we like 9/2 for the Aussie to take the opening set 6-4.

A Look At Karolina Pliskova’s Betting Odds

Pliskova, ranked 13 in the world, has produced a series of calm, assured performances to reach her second grand slam final, five years after losing to Kerber in the US Open decider.

Her campaign got off to a solid if unspectacular start with a 7-5 6-4 victory over Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia.

The next four rounds saw Pliskova make smooth progress past Donna Vekic, Tereza Martincova, Liudmila Samsonova and Viktorija Golubic.

Big-hitting second seed Aryna Sabalenka somehow managed to claim the first set of their semi, despite only having one break point to Pliskova’s eight.

However, the 29-year-old held her nerve and used all her experience, serving beautifully throughout to clinch her place in the final with a 5-7 6-4 6-4 triumph.

“I can’t believe it because coming into this tournament, the dream was to make the second week,” admitted Pliskova. “Because I was not in the second week for a while!”

The Czech has served consistently well throughout this event and 4/5 she fires down the most aces in this match is worth a saver in our Barty vs Pliskova betting tips.

Barty’s ability to adapt to different situations and overcome difficult moments in each set gives her the edge over a largely one-dimensional foe, though.

Additional stats

Last result:

BARTY beat Angelique Kerber 6-3 7-6

PLISKOVA beat Aryna Sabalenka 5-7 6-4 6-4

Head-to-head: Barty 5-2 Pliskova

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