Nottingham 2024 Final: Katie Boulter vs Karolina Pliskova preview, head-to-head, prediction, odds and pick | Rothesay Open

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Katie Boulter (L) and Karolina Pliskova

Match Details

Fixture: (3) Katie Boulter vs (6) Karolina Pliskova

Date: June 16, 2024

Round: Final

Tournament: Rothesay Open 2024

Venue: Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Category: WTA 250

Surface: Grass

Prize Money: $267,082

Live Telecast: USA - Tennis Channel | UK - Sky Sports

Katie Boulter vs Karolina Pliskova preview

Katie Boulter
Katie Boulter

Third seed Katie Boulter will take on sixth seed Karolina Pliskova in the final of the 2024 Rothesay Open on Sunday, June 16.

Katie Boulter has won one title this season at the San Diego Open and entered Nottingham after an early exit in the first round of the French Open. However, the Brit has found her footing in her home tournament.

She began her campaign with a hard-fought 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-5 win over compatriot Harriet Dart, followed by a more straightforward 6-4, 6-3 victory over Canadian Rebecca Marino. She swept aside fifth seed Magdalena Frech 6-2, 6-4, setting up a blockbuster clash with Emma Raducanu in the semifinals.

Against an in-form Emma Raducanu, Boulter had to give her all to prevail. Both players were at the top of their game, but the latter capitalized on her strong first serve to turn the match in her favor. The British No. 1 defeated the former US Open champion 6-7(13), 6-3, 6-4, securing her spot in the final.

Karolina Pliskova
Karolina Pliskova

Pliskova has also claimed one title this year at the Winners Open. She began her Nottingham campaign with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Alycia Parks, followed by a dominant 6-4, 6-4 win against Heather Watson in the next round.

However, the Czech faced a scare in the quarterfinals against Ons Jabeur, with the match extending to three sets. Pliskova eventually prevailed 7-6(8), 6-7(3), 7-5, setting up a semifinal clash with Diane Parry.

Pliskova staged a comeback to defeat Parry, overcoming a tiebreak loss in the opening set to secure a 6-7(9), 6-1, 6-4 victory. This win puts her in contention to claim her second Nottingham Open title, following her triumph in 2016.

Katie Boulter vs Karolina Pliskova head-to-head

Boulter and Pliskova have faced each other four times on the WTA Tour, with their head-to-head record tied at 2-2. Their most recent encounter took place in San Jose in 2022, where the Czech emerged victorious with a 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-3 scoreline.

Katie Boulter vs Karolina Pliskova odds

PlayerMoneylineHandicap BetsTotal Games
Katie Boulter-115-0.5 (-115)Under 21.5 (+105)
Karolina Pliskova-105+0.5 (-120)Over 21.5 (-145)

(Odds are sourced from BetMGM)

Katie Boulter vs Karolina Pliskova prediction

Katie Boulter
Katie Boulter

Katie Boulter and Karolina Pliskova will go toe-to-toe in the final of the 2024 Rothesay Open, promising an exciting match-up.

Boulter exhibits clinical play with her strong grip on groundstrokes and exceptional performance on grass. This season has been one of her finest and she'll have the added advantage of enthusiastic support from her home crowd.

Pliskova is considered one of the best grass court players on the tour, having reached the final of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, where she lost to Ashleigh Barty. The Czech is also known for her aggressive baseline style and strong shot-making ability.

Boulter and Pliskova have faced challenging matches in Nottingham, and competing in both the semifinals and final on the same day will be physically demanding. The eventual winner will be the one who can maintain their strength and composure until the final moments to seize the title, giving the former World No. 1 a potential edge in this scenario.

Pick: Karolina Pliskova to win in straight sets.

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Edited by Pritha Ghosh
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