Karo was already serving for the first set at 5-3 and couldn't convert. It was great to see that she kept fighting after that TB, she used to lose the next sets after a lost TB quite easily.
She's having such a great season so far. Hopefully she can also make the final here, but I'm just happy she's finally healthy and slaying again :hearts: And same goes for Vika tbh, she's really cleaned up her game this year - I'm pretty sure a big result is coming soon
A semi final for Pliskova in what's been her worst P5 event previously is impressive given her lack of match play on clay so far this season. This has to be a big confidence booster going into Paris, especially when she got to the SF by beating someone who had beaten her on indoor clay only a couple of weeks ago.
Azarenka has to be so happy about her play throughout this clay court season too. She's only defending first round points from 2018 so there's plenty of room for her to gain ranking places there. Up to #26 in the race too.
Nice match. Their rallies are funny though. Vika was like jumping up like a frog for 90% of those shots from Pliskova. It was like she was consciously trying to lift that damn ball over the net.
Good run for Vika and I was kind of worried at first bc Pliskova was not serving well for her and finally she figured it out. I just wonder how far she would have gone last year if not for Umpire Chair Gate where she was totally robbed an important point.