WTA Rome: Karolina Pliskova after three-set success over Petra Martic first finalist
The first finalist of the WTA 1000 tournament in Rome isKarolina Pliskova . The Czech defeated Petra Martic in the semi-finals 6: 1, 3: 6 and 6: 2.
by Nikolaus Fink
last edit: May 15, 2021, 03:44 pm
The first set could not have gone better for Karolina Pliskova in the semifinals of the WTA 1000 tournament in Rome: The world number ninth took just 27 minutes to bag section number one against Petra Martic - a welcome change after the Czech almost broke up on Friday Had dueled with Jelena Ostapenko for 2:30 hours.
It shouldn't continue in this key, however, because Martic showed her fighting skills on center court in the second set and won the last four games of the set. Round number two went 6: 3 to Francesca Schiavone's protégé.
Pliskova in the final against Swiatek or Gauff
The third round was balanced at first, before Pliskova made the break to 3: 2 and took two games away. After 1:54 hours of play, the 29-year-old turned her second match point into a 6: 1, 3: 6 and 6: 2 success.
Thus, the Czech is in the final of Rome for the third time in her career. In the endgame she has to deal with Iga Swiatek or Cori Gauff or.
Here the single tableau in Rome