WTA – SINGLES: Wimbledon (United Kingdom), grass – Semi-finals
The second seed here will face world number 13 Karolina Pliskova after the tall Czech dominated play against Viktorija Golubic on Tuesday to win her fifth-successive straight-sets match at Wimbledon. Pliskova’s talent, especially her near-perfect serve, has never been called into question but her form at SW19 has come as a surprise after a poor Spring. Still, the 29-year-old former US Open finalist is also through to her first semi-final here and a third meeting with Sabalenka.
Sabalenka has won both of their previous encounters in three sets, including on grass at the Eastbourne International. Both ladies are in great form here so far, so we expect another tight contest, with a high likelihood of seeing 3 sets again. The previous 2 H2Hs have seen 29 & 30 games in the matches, with 2 of the sets seeing 12 or more games.