Kiki Mladenovic will start her Australian Open campaign on Tuesday against Karolina Pliskova as the first match of the day at the Rod Laver Arena, The Frenchwoman is a former top10 player that has to go through a couple of tough seasons before partially bouncing back in 2019 thanks also for the help of Sascha Bajin that has then decided to coach Dayana Yastremska.
Kiki won the Fed Cup at the end of last season and unfortunately she ended her relationship with Dominic Thiem as their relationship paid the toll of the heavy schedules.
Here Kiki latest and best pictures on Instagram.
Kristina Mladenovic’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now the world no.41, Kristina played her last match on the 5th of January when she capitulated to Ludmilla Samsonova 6-1 6-4 in the qualifications in Brisbane.
Karolina Pliskova’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now ranked no.2, Pliskova played her last match on the 12th of January when she beat Madison Keys 6-4 4-6 7-5 in the final in Brisbane to win her 16th career title.
This year the Czech has a 4-0 win-loss record. Karolina clinched 1 title in Brisbane.
Kristina Mladenovic and Karolina Pliskova played each other 4 times. The head to head is 2-2.
The last time that they played each other, Kristina Mladenovic won 6-2 6-4 in the 2nd round in Dubai (Dubai Duty Free Championships) in February 2017.