Pliskova and Svitolina. Seventh seed Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova beat the compatriot and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in straight sets to secure her place in the semifinals of the WTA Finals.
World number 8 Pliskova defeated Kvitova 6-3, 6-4 and entered the semi-finals of WTA Finals for the second consecutive year.
This is the first win of Pliskova over WTA Finals 2011 champion Kvitova in the last 4 matches against her.
Pliskova and Svitolina in the semis
In the other match, Denmark’s Kerolin Wozniacki lost out to Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina and got out of the tournament. Ukraine’s Elena Svitolina beat Wozniacki 5-7, 7-5 and 6-3.
Both saw a very long thorn collision, but after all, Wozniacki had to face defeat. Speaking of the total points in the match, Svitolina took 101 points while Wozniacki had to be satisfied with 99 points. Where Svitolina made her name 18 games, while Wozniacki could win in 15 games.
In the service point and service game, Svitolina also overtook Wozniacki. In the case of winning consecutive games and points, the two competed in equal range, both won consecutive 3-3 games and 6-6 points.
After the win, Svitolina said that “It’s a big achievement for me. I’m playing great tennis now and have to stay positive and fight.”
“I knew I had to win one set, I think that was the toughest challenge mentally. Caroline doesn’t give you any free points but I pushed myself mentally,” he added.
“If someone had told me that I would win my group I would take it. I am very, very happy.”