Kontaveit crushes Pliskova to reach semis at WTA Finals

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On November 10, Kontaveit beat the third racket of the world and champion of the French Open Barbora Kreichikova and is now guaranteed to finish in the top two in the group.

Estonian Anette Kontaveit defeated Czech Karolina Pliskova 6: 4 6: 0 to become the first player to reach the semi-finals of the WTA in Guadalajara, Mexico on November 12.

The eighth seed dominated the round robin match and hit the first with a shot to interrupt Pliskova’s serve, retaining three break points in the third game.

The Czech, seeded third, was unable to gain a foothold in the second set: Kontaveit lost only one point on the first serve, and Pliskova struggled with the second serve.

This was the first victory of Kontaveit in four meetings with Pliskova.

The WTA Finals divides players into two groups of four, each competing in three matches. The top two from each group advance to the semifinals.

On November 10, Kontaveit beat the third racket of the world and champion of the French Open Barbora Kreichikova and is now guaranteed to finish in the top two in the group.

She entered the match with her career best winning streak of 11 matches, winning the Transylvania Open and the Kremlin Cup, and reached the quarterfinals in Indian Wells last month.

The Estonian has 28 wins in her last 30 matches.

“I really enjoy playing on the court, just having a good time,” she said.

“I think this is the main reason why I am doing so well. I feel like I can beat everyone. I never expect an easy match, I always expect it to be difficult. I just try my best when I go. there. “

As for the victory over the strongest Plishkova, she said that it was all about short memory.

“I didn’t think that in previous matches I lost three loves,” she said.

“Every time you step on the set, you have a new opportunity. Previous matches do not really matter. It’s a new day and you need to defeat the player you are playing against. “

The evening session will see second-place Czech Kreichikova take on sixth-place Spanish Garbine Muguruza.



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