Pliskova peaks at Wimbledon and Sabalenka at Slams

Pliskova beat the Swiss Golubic (double 6-2) and will play for the first time in the semifinals against Sabalenka, who could with Jabeur (6-4 and 6-3). Kerber won and awaits rival.


Karolina Pliskova found her most stable and powerful version at Wimbledon this year, taking it to where it had never been in the tournament: the semi-finals. The 29-year-old Czech 13th in the world beat the Swiss Viktorija Golubic by a double 6-2 in 1:21 on Tuesday and will face Aryna Sabalenka on Thursday, who won 6-4, 6-3 in 1:13 a Ons Jabeur.

Pliskova has reached the penultimate round without dropping a set and has only given up her serve three times in her five matches. He submitted to his last rival with 28 winning shots, eight of them from direct service, and 19 unforced errors, and notable percentages, also of points at the net (17/21).

Karolina hasn't come to London as the insecure tennis player who has failed over and over again at the Grand Slams since she was a semi-finalist in Australia two years ago. At that point he also arrived at Roland Garros 2017 and even higher at the US Open in 2016, when he was a finalist. Now he has a new chance to reach the last fight for the trophy of a major.

Sabalenka knocks on the door

Aryna Sabalenka also surpassed her limit this Tuesday, in this case in the Slams, since she had never passed the fourth round and will debut in a semifinal. The Belarusian stopped the progression of a Jabeur that had eliminated three majors winners, Venus Williams, Garbiñe Muguruza and Iga Swiatek, but could not with the potential of Sabalenka, a tennis player who comes to hair such an unpredictable and complicated surface like grass. The winner placed 27 winners and won 83% of points with first aces, thus losing her serve only once. The game faced the two players with the most victories of the course (33, 34 now for Aryna), who had met last January in Abu Dhabi, with the victory of Sabalenka, who dominates Pliskova 2-0 in the face to face, although they have not crossed in three years.

Kerber resists

Angelique Kerber's path will continue at Wimbledon after her 6-2, 6-3 victory in 1:15 against the dangerous Karolina Muchova, Paula Badosa's executioner in the round of 16. The 33-year-old German is one step away from playing the final of the tournament for the third time after being the champion in 2018, when she beat Serena Williams. Kerber, who beat Muchova twice in two weeks in 2018, served well and did not let her rival attack her in good positions. In addition, with her innate ability for defense, she saved seven of the eight break options that the 24-year-old Czech had. He had many chances of victory, because his record against tennis players from the Czech Republic in Slams is now 7-0. The victory places her close to returning to the top-20 and awaits a rival for the semifinals. What is certain is that it will be Australian: Ashleigh Barty or Ajla Tomljanovic. "I'm playing my tennis again and enjoying it on and off the court," noted Kerber.

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