Anti tennis almost stroke again but thank goodness for those two lines at 4-5 in the third. Kasatkina ran out of steam a bit towards the end, could not run like she did the entire tournament. All I can say about this match.
Kasatkina has built an identity of herself as a strict baseliner. If she stopped convincing herself that getting into the net is treacherous then she could win these close matches. Swiatek was fearful of the net but is getting over that.
Ons has really improved her mental strength and grit, really showed some champion's mettle and grit in the third set when she was MP down, just finding the lines and playing some really clutch tennis. She looks absolutely gassed though and who can blame her? First time in her career she's put together a run like this, and no shame to lose to Iga tomorrow in the final especially if she's physically and mentally gone.
Kasatkina is such a pusher, worse than SST at times. That serve was bad, but it has now reached Errani levels. Those 70km/h serves deserve to be spanked for a winner every single time. She has an uncanny ability to drag her opponents down to her level though... which I'm not sure is a compliment or not?
Anyway, hopefully Jabeur can avoid bakery products tomorrow and put up a good fight tomorrow, although I won't be surprised if the final scoreline ends up to be something similar to Iga's other finals.