Karolína Ends in Round of 16 at US Open after Konta’s Comeback
Karolína’s US Open campaign ended in the round of sixteen. She was overcome by Johanna Konta, who won the match despite losing the first set in a tie-break.
The match didn’t start well for Kája. She lost her first serve with a love game and despite trying to break her opponent back several times she succeeded at the very last moment. Johanna Konta was up by 5-3 in the first set. But then came a turn, three games in a row and dominance in the tie-break.
Karolína was on fire and carried her for over to the beginning of the second set, when she broke her opponent’s serve twice and was up 3-1. However, after that a crisis came and Konta won five consecutive games as well as the entire set.
In the decider both players long held their serves and the match was decided by a moment in the 11th game when Karolína went down 0-40 while on serve and managed to save only one break-point. Johanna Konta then served for the match and despite Karolína had one more chance to tie the match, she couldn’t turn the score anymore and lost 5-7.
U.S. Open, , New York, round of 16:
Karolína Plíšková (3) – Johanna Konta (GBR) 7-6(1), 3-6, 5-7
Aces: 16-5. Double faults: 9-0. Break points: 3/7 – 5/15. Points won: 96-103. Match time: 148 minutes.