Karolina Plísková has reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon for the first time. The Czech, former world number one and currently seeded eighth, gave Swiss quarter-final debutant Viktorija Golubic no chance in a 6-2, 6-2 win. Plísková reached the last four of a Grand Slam tournament for the third time. However, she has yet to win a title.
Plísková will face world number three Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus on Thursday after Sabalenka ended Ons Jabeur’s historic run at Wimbledon. Sabalenka beat the Tunisian tennis player with 6:4 and 6:3. Despite the loss, Jabeur can be proud of her performance. She reached a Grand Slam semi-final for the first time, and she is also the first Arab tennis player ever to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon.
Kerber seems to be back.
The German Angelique Kerber showed another strong performance in London. She defeated Karolina Muchova from the Czech Republic with 6:2 and 6:3. With making it to the semi-finals, Kerber is only one win away from a third Wimbledon final. She already reached the Wimbledon semi-finals in 2012 and 2016, and five years ago, she reached the final of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament for the first time but lost to Serena Williams. In 2018, she got her revenge – it was her third Grand Slam title after victories in 2016 in Australia and at the US Open.
However, Kerber does not want to think that far yet, “For me, the final is still far away,” she said to the media. On Thursday, she is going to play world number one Ashleigh Barty. Barty won against the match of the Australians against Ajla Tomljanovic with 6:1 and 6:3.
What about the men?
Hubert Hurkacz from Poland defeated Russian Daniil Medvedev. On Monday, the round of 16 match had to be interrupted in the fourth set due to rain. The game was then resumed on Tuesday when Hurkacz prevailed on Tuesday with 2:6, 7:6 (7:2), 3:6, 6:3, 6:3. The Pole will now face record champion Roger Federer from Switzerland in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.