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In the first match on Tuesday there was a confrontation between the tennis players, which for the first time reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals. For Viktorija Golubić (WTA 66), this is the best result in all of the Grand Slam tournaments. Karolina Pliskova (WTA 13) qualified for the eighth time at this stage and fought for the fourth semi-final. The Czech defeated the Swiss 6:2, 6:2 and remains without a losing set in the London event.
At first, Golubech kept up with Pliskova in aggressive exchanges. The Swiss gained an advantage on the field thanks to the deep loom. In the fourth inning, she was under pressure for the first time, but held off the break point with a superb backhand. The Czech woman served well and returned, but when there was a longer exchange she was a bit clumsy.
However, everything turned out in Game Six as Pliskova was impressed with her patience in building the point. She finished well with a lucky shot (the ball was in contact with the bar) and scored a break. From that moment on, the Czech girl dominated the field, showed great firepower and made few mistakes. She speeded up the match and scored her goals without any problems for Golubić who was completely helpless. In the eighth match, Pliskova made another breakthrough. The group ended when she forced a foul on her opponent with a deep comeback.
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Pliskova moved around the court well and read the game well. She was doing a great job on the finish line and on the net. Golubić tried to get her off the strike using shortcuts and slides. However, the Czech who was in the attack was unaffected and showed an efficient and accurate match. She was in ecstasy, her front hand working perfectly. She changed directions very well and pushed her opponent into a deep defense.
Golubic was disappointed by her company’s one-handed backhand, which appeared in the second gem of the second set when she returned the pass. The brave Swiss woman tried and figured out how to make the task of the former leader of the arrangement more difficult. There was a lot of excitement in match six, but Pliskova could count on serving and return three break points. Lots of interesting things happened on the seventh as well. Golubić wiped out the first match ball with a superb combination of a backhand and short cross, the second with a backhand after the rift line, and a third forehand cross. In fourth place, Pliskova forced her opponent to make a mistake with a sharp forehand.
In 81 minutes, Pliskova sent eight aces. She scored 30 out of 36 on her first pass and 17 out of 21 on the net. She saved three break points and got four out of 10 break points by herself. The Czech sent 28 final strokes with 19 unforced errors. The goal scored 10 balls won directly and 16 fouls.
Pliskova can now be proud of having reached the semi-finals in each of the four Grand Slam events. The Czechs will face, on Thursday, in the second final match after the 2016 US Open, Belarusian Arina Sabalenka, who ousted Tunisian Anas Jabeur.
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