It will be a first time on the lawns of Church Road also for Karolina Pliskova, able to reach the final on the hard courts of Flushing Meadows in 2016. The Czech tennis player – who had not exploited six match points in the most recent of the precedents against Aryna Sabalenka – recovers a set of disadvantage and evidently relies on the greater experience.
In short: Pliskova flirts with the break at 2-2 and 3-3, but above all manages the matter with 90% of the first balls in the field. At least until 5-6. The Czech tennis player, who loses control of a slap on the fly straight on the even fifteen, loses control of the exchange at 30-30 and above all dirties the notebook on the set point with a very bloody double fault.
Pliskova – despite the difficulties in the most delicate moment – manages to restore the hierarchies (with a break to zero in the fifth game) and above all to break the balance at the start of the third. The 5-7 6-4 6-4 that she matures on the threshold of two hours of play is practically a logical consequence.
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