Karolina Pliskova has recovered at Wimbledon her best version, the most stable and winning, to once again give herself a chance to achieve glory that has eluded him throughout his career. The 29-year-old Czech and 13th in the world beat second seed Aryna Sabalenka and will play her second Grand Slam final in search of his first title in the highest category of tournaments. Pliskova, who had eight break options in the first set and still lost it because of the only one the Belarusian had, He came back to win by 5-7, 6-4 and 6-4 in 1:53 and will face on Saturday at 15:00 (#Vamos) in the final against Ashleigh Barty, which beat Angelique Kerber.
“I am very happy with how I have been able to stay in the game and find a way to win,” said Karolina, which is the 28th woman (sixth active) to have played the semifinals of the four majors in the Open Era (since 1968). Leader of the women’s tournament in direct aces (54) she put 14 to Sabalenka, in a gunboat duel in which Aryna, who leaves the tournament with 52, came out the winner by placing 18. That nor the other 20 winning shots (dominating in that statistic with 195 in the entire championship) that she added could prevent Pliskova’s deserved victory., which was much more incisive and accurate to the rest, with very good angles with the drive and a stability that led her to commit only 17 unforced errors, in a very clean match in that regard, since Sabalenka barely accumulated 20.
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The difference, in the end, was in a break, the one that the winner achieved at the beginning of the third set and that she decided. Her opponent had only had one chance and she had ten, there was the key and the merit. Pliskova thus also removed the bad luck of the face to face, which lost 2-0 (both defeats in 2018).
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