Updates: 12.11.2021 23:45
Guadalajara (Mexico) – Tennis player Karolína Plíšková lost to the Champions Tournament with Anett Kontaveitová 4: 6 and 0: 6 in less than an hour. The Estonian defeated the former world number one in two sets as well as Barbora Krejčíková before and became the first certain semifinalist in Guadalajara, Mexico.
If the second-placed Krejčíková defeats the Spaniard Garbiňa Muguruzaová in the evening match, the Czech players will compete for the second place from the Teotihuacán group on Sunday.
“I played normally and she played extremely well. The first set decided and the second was not worth judging. She played well and didn’t really give me a chance,” Plíšková evaluated the matches.
The tournament trio played the first set with Kontaveit. In the third game, she had three chances to break, but she never succeeded. “She played well and I’m not the best,” said the Czech player. During her service, she did not hesitate until the score 4: 5, when she faced the first breakball and lost the opening set after the Estonian smash. “It was an unfortunate game,” Plíšková said.
In the second set, Plíšková dropped out of rhythm and was not enough for Kontaveitová. “I was not disappointed after the first set, but it did not go well for me,” she said. She played only nine exchanges, received a “canary” for the fifth time of the season and headed for the locker room after 57 minutes of play.
She lost to the Estonian tennis player for the first time, winning the previous three matches. Her opponent confirmed the excellent current form with her twelfth victory in a row – during this series she won tournaments in Moscow and Cluj. “Above all, he serves well, even though he doesn’t have the fastest service, so he places the balls well and has a good second service. It can be seen that he trusts himself,” said Plíšková.
He has a simple plan before the final match in the group with Krejčík. “Play my game, aggressively, and either I’ll move on or it will be my last match of the season. I’ll try to put aside the nerves that we’re from the same republic and play a good match,” said Pliskova, who has gone three times in the previous four Masters races. to the semifinals.
Tennis Tournament of Champions in Guadalajara
(hard surface, $ 5 million grant):
Kontaveitová (8-Est.) – Karolina Pliskova (3-CZ) 6: 4, 6: 0.
Source: České noviny – sport by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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