US Open 2017 - Karolina Pliskova vs Coco Vandeweghe Preview

Beginning tonight’s schedule at the US Open at 17:00 UK time is the quarter-final clash between Karolina Pliskova and Coco Vandeweghe, two of the better servers on the WTA Tour.

On hard courts in 2017, both players have won 63% of service points, considerably in excess of the 56% WTA Tour mean, although Vandeweghe’s return data (42% return points won) is worse than average, giving further evidence of her serve-orientated style.

Both players are very solid when leading by a break, losing leads just over 30% of the time, but world number one Pliskova is much better at recovering break deficits, doing so 55% of the time this year.

Victory would give Vandeweghe her second Grand Slam semi-final, while Pliskova still has to reach the final to match last year’s runner-up spot.