Katka was never even taken to deuce, so it was a question of how easily she would win. Very as it so happened.Defeated? That was utter annihilation.
The ultimate Miss curly slayed the pretend curly
Well done to Kata. Always good to see a player with the smarts it takes to dismantle Ostapenko's brittle game. :yeah: :bounce:
I like Katerina and I'm glad to see her make it through this section of the draw into the final 16. I have really warmed to her this year. That she has become so photogenic it seems like her camera has fallen in love with her, helps. But she has a very smart all court game too.
But the question has to be asked. What on earth was Karo Pliskova doing against Ostapenko in the 1st round? To say that was an embarrassing loss for the number 2 seed doesn't even begin to describe it.
At least Pliskova's loss strengthened Ash Barty's grip on the YE number 1 ranking, so I won't complain. If Karo wants to go AWOL during the Autumn Chinese swing that is her business I suppose.