The number six in the WTA ranking, Karolina Pliskova, ended Sara Sorribes’ honeymoon in Canada this Friday. The 24-year-old from Castellón, 48th in the world, came from equaling her best result in a WTA 1,000 with her victory in the round of 16 against Siniakova and could not raise the bar. The 29-year-old Czech was prevented from doing so, who only showed doubts in the opening leg of the match and secured the pass to the semifinals 6-4 and 6-0 in one hour and 22 minutes.
Nobody managed to hurt the rest until the fourth game, when he started a succession of breaks that initially favored Sorribes: 4-2. Then the ghosts appeared with the serve, one of the aspects that the Spanish still has in its due. Pliskova got the second counterattack in a row and started a devastating partial. His opponent’s locker would no longer move.
They were 10 consecutive games to the bag of the slender player of Louny, implacable with 86% of break points converted in the game (six of seven), which came to spin 14 points. He scored the second victory of his career against Sorribes, the only Spaniard left alive in Montreal, without a set lost in two games. His next rival will be Sabalenka.
Sabalenka takes the Belarusian pulse
Sabalenka won a duel with a Belarusian accent against his compatriot Victoria Azarenka 6-2 and 6-4 in one hour and 21 minutes. Despite its irregularity with the serve, 58% of first and seven double faults for the same direct aces, the third racket in the world managed to surpass the veteran Azarenka, 15th in the ranking, who remained for her part in a poor 54% of first and suffered up to three breaks in the first set.
In the second he would take the lead, for arrivals at 4-2 Azarenka put one more march and ran four games in a row to get a pass to the semifinals that will measure him with xxxxxxx. The others will be between the Tunisian Jabeur, who defeated the Canadian Andreescu (6-7 (5), 6–4 and 6-1), and the American Pegula, victorious against her compatriot Collins (6-4, 3-6 and 7-5), on the one hand. And on the other, between the Italian Giorgi and the American Gauff. Both games were played at dawn from Friday to Saturday in Spain.