Karolina Pliskova -03- (CZE) def [Q] Mariam Bolkvadze -202- (GEO)
Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium announcer Andy Taylor...
2016 US Open Finalist Karolina Pliskova walked on to Arthur Ashe Stadium determined to serve better than she did during Monday’s opener. In Round-1, she squeaked past fellow Czech and World #138 Tereza Martincova in two tight tiebreak sets. Under the roof, on a rainy day in Queens, conditions were perfect to showcase her most potent weapon.
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Round-2 Biography |  Karolina Pliskova -03- (CZE)
3-years-ago, right here in Arthur Ashe Stadium, this 27-year-old earned her first career win over a World #1, defeating Serena Williams to reach her first Grand Slam Final. She’s a 3-time Fed Cup Champion, has qualified for the WTA Finals 3-years running, and in 2017 – became the #1 Player in the World. A Semifinalist earlier this year at the Australian Open, she’s been on fire this season – capturing 3-titles in 4-Finals, and now owns 14 career WTA Singles titles overall. From the Czech Republic, please welcome 2016 US Open Finalist and the #3 Player in the World, Karolina Pliskova.
▲ R2: def [Q] Mariam Bolkvadze -202- (GEO) 61 64
▲ R1: def [Q] Tereza Martincova -138- (CZE) 76(6) 76(3)
Round-2 Biography | [Q] Mariam Bolkvadze -202- (GEO)
Last week, during US Open Fan Week, this 21-year-old Southpaw won 3 consecutive qualifying matches to reach the main draw of Grand Slam for the first time. But she wasn’t done. On Monday, she upset American Bernarda Pera to win the first main draw Grand Slam match of her career; and this afternoon, plays on the sport’s biggest stage. She owns 5 ITF Pro Circuit Singles titles, is an 11-time Finalist, and earlier this month climbed to a career-high ranking just outside the WTA’s top-200. Through to Round-2 in her US Open debut, from Gerogia – Please welcome Mariam Bokvadze.
▲ R1: def Bernarda Pera -65- (USA) 63 57 64
▲ Q3: def Shilin Xu -215- (CHN) 64 26 64
▲ Q2: def Na-Lae Han -162- (KOR) 26 62 75
▲ Q1: def  Heather Watson -101- (GBR) 64 62
Head to Head
This was the first meeting between these two players.