Plíšková Ends in the Semifinals of WTA Finals
Karolína Plíšková is not going to play in the dreamt-of final of the WTA Finals. The Czech player was defeated 6-7, 3-6 by Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and ended her campaign at the final event of the season in the semifinals. Venus Williams became the other finalist after beating Caroline Garcia in three sets.
Karolína played an incredible battle with Wozniacki and the spectators were on the edge of their seats. In the first set, the match was up and down and the fans were going wild. Plíšková was up by 5-2 in the opener, but the set ended in a drama. Despite trailing 1-6 in the tie-break, Plíšková managed to turn the score around and had a few more set points. But she couldn’t convert any of her six opportunities and lost the first set.
“The first set decided the entire match. I had a lot of chances there, it’s such a pity,” disappointed Plíšková regretted after the match. The second set was much shorter. Plíšková opened it by breaking her opponent’s serve, but then couldn’t confirm the break. Karolína was trying to approach the net more often but it didn’t work either. The Dane didn’t allow another tug-of-war and after 1 hour and 58 minutes served the match out.
Karolína Plíšková thus ended her career-best season, during which she became the world number one for eight weeks as the first-ever Czech. Now she is going to enjoy the well-deserved rest and vacation. In December, she will start preparing for the next season with her new coach, Tomáš Krupa .