In the semi-finals of the Wimbledon 2021, World No. 4 and the 2nd-seeded Aryna Sabalenka will be up against World No. 13 and the 10th seeded Karolina Pliskova.
Aryna Sabalenka vs Karolina Pliskova : Match Details
|Match||Aryna Sabalenka vs Karolina Pliskova|
|Date||8th July, 2021|
|Venue||Wimbledon, Great Britain|
Aryna Sabalenka vs Karolina Pliskova : Preview
Aryna Sabalenka reaches her maiden Grand Slam semi-final as she defeats Ons Jabeur in the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon 2021. Sabalenka defeated Jabeur 6-4, 6-3 in 1 hour and 14 minutes to make it into the last-4 of the Championships.
This was Aryna’s 3rd straight-set win out of her 5 matches, having won her 1st round, 3rd round and the quarter-final clash in straight-sets while winning the 2nd and the 4th round match in 3-sets, staging a comeback in the 2nd round after dropping the 1st set.
Karolina Pliskova also reaches her first semi-final at Wimbledon, which was the only Grand Slam where the former World No. 1 had not made it till the last-4. Pliskova was up against Swiss player Viktorija Golubic who she went on to defeat 6-2, 6-2 in 1 hour and 21 minutes.
Pliskova is yet to drop a set this year at the All-England Club having won all 5 of her matches in straight-sets as she continues her hunt for her maiden Grand Slam, having come close at the 2016 US Open where she finished as the runner-up.
Aryna Sabalenka vs Karolina Pliskova : Head to Head
This will be the third meeting between the two players and their 2nd on the Grass. They played both of their matches in 2018 which were both won by Sabalenka who leads the head-to-head tie 2-0.
Aryna Sabalenka vs Karolina Pliskova : Prediction
Pliskova has a 57-26 career Grass record and is 20-12 for the season. Sabalenka on the other hand is 23-13 on Grass across her career and is 34-10 for the season. Both the players have been great this year on Grass and it will definitely be a great clash for the fans to witness.
It will be a tight contest but looking at the overall season form and Sabalenka already having won a Grass title this year at the Berlin Open Doubles, Sabalenka looks the favourite for this match.
Prediction: Aryna Sabalenka to win in 3-sets.
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