Czech tennis player Karolína Muchová advanced to the semifinals of the Grand Slam Australian Open.
In Wednesday’s singles quarterfinals, she defeated the home tournament unit Ashleigh Barty 1: 6, 6: 3, 6: 2.
He fights for the final against the American Jennifer Brady, who, as the 22nd seed, managed 4: 6, 6: 2, 6: 1 with her compatriot Jessica Pegel.
Muchová did not enter the match at all, she suffered from health problems, kicked mistakes and after five games she was already losing 0: 5.
Barty took the lead without difficulty, allowing her opponent to play only 11 fifts. Even at the beginning of the second set, it did not seem that Muchová could stop the world renaming leader.
She immediately lost her own service, after the second game, her problems worsened. She required medical treatment and briefly disappeared inside the stadium.
“I was a little lost on the court and I was dizzy. The doctor checked my blood pressure and cooled me a little with ice, that helped me, “the iDnes.cz server quoted Muchová as saying.
However, the intervention clearly helped her. With a clean game, she reduced to 1: 2, then broke Barty’s pass and turned to 3: 2.
Barty’s opponent was obviously thwarted by the start, she started to make mistakes and in the key eighth game she lost the pass again, Muchová immediately confirmed the breakball with a clean game and equalized the score of the match to 1: 1. In the decisive set, the card has definitely turned over.
Barty managed to win a single fift in the first game, Muchová gained another break and gradually developed a 3: 1 lead, which she did not let go.
At 4: 2, she matured again to serve her opponent, who was still fighting in the final game, but wasted three breakballs and the 25th seeded Muchová advanced to her first grand slam semifinal.
“When I got my first laptop, I put Rod Laver’s stadium in the background of the screen and dreamed of playing here one day, or at least looking here. Now I’m suddenly in the semifinals, it’s amazing, “said 24-year-old Muchová.
Twenty-two Jennifer Brady will be on her way to the finals. She, too, had to make a turn when she didn’t make it to the opening set, which she lost 4: 6.
In the second, however, she recovered at 3: 1, although she lost her pass, but in the following game she repaid her opponent, then performed two clean games and equalized.
The final part was already under her direction. She lost the serve right at the beginning, but that was all she allowed Pegula to do and she secured the second grand slam semifinal of her career with six winning games in a row.
Karolina Muchova (CR-25) – Asleigh Bartyova (Aus.-1) 1: 6, 6: 3, 6: 2, Jennifer Bradyova (USA-22) – Jessica Pegulova (USA) 4: 6, 6: 2, 6 : 1
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