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Pliskova breezes into first semi-final at Wimbledon

Karolina Pliskova. Photo: Wimbledon

London, July 8 (MNN) Number 8 seed Karolina Pliskova breezed into the Wimbledon women singles semi-finals – her best result here in nine appearances – with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic.

Pliskova will now face either Ons Jabeur or Aryna Sabalenka in the semi-finals.

The Pliskova-Golubic match started on serve for the first set, but then in the sixth game Pliskova broke with a cross court smash to go 4-2 up and then charged on to wrap up the set in just 37 minutes.

The 6ft 1in Czech took control in the second set, taking less than a minute to hold the first game for love. And from then on there was no stopping her.

Golubic countered with some deft net play and majestic shots from her single-handed backhand but there was little she could throw at Pliskova that the No.8 seed couldn’t deal with, making some near-impossible retrievals and angles.

Pliskova dominated on nearly all the metrics; her ace tally is currently the third best on Tour (behind Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka who are both in action today) and that form continued with eight this match.

Ajla Tomljanovic the only unseeded player left in the draw plays Ashleigh Barty for a place in the other semi-final where the winner will face either Karolina Muchova or Angelique Kerber.

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