Miami (USA), .- The Czech tennis player Karolina Pliskova, seed number five, won by 7-5 and 6-1 to the Romanian Simona Halep, second favorite, in the semifinal of the Miami Open and achieved by the first time the pass to the final of the second Premier Mandatory tournament of the season within the WTA.
Pliskova was the one that best adapted to the rain suspensions and will have as rival in the final the young Australian Ashleigh Barty, 22 years old, twelfth seed, who won in the first seminal in two straight sets, 6-3 and 6-3 to Estonian Anett Kontaveit, twenty-first favorite.
“I think I played very well in the second set,” Pliskova told the media at his post-match press conference. “Of course I think ‘Halep’ could have done better, maybe she, of course, was frustrated by the first set that did not really work, I did some good shots, and I kept them after the break. It’s the history of the game and I’m happy with my level. “
Pliskova has achieved at least the quarterfinals of each WTA event she has played this year, with 21 victories that make her the WTA leader at the Tour level.
The Czech tennis player will now try to claim her second title of the season (after Brisbane) after challenging a losing record of 2-7 against Halep, the current champion of the French Open after one hour and 13 minutes of play.
Barty, like Pliskova, 27, will play for the first time the final of the Miami Open and the duel between them will be the fifth with a draw at 2-2 in the previous matches. (EFE)