Caroline Wozniacki beats Karolina Pliskova to reach Miami Open final
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 01, 2017,
Apr 01, 2017, 15:41
For Wozniacki, the script was flipped, as the Dane struck four aces, won 75% of points behind her own first serve, and saved all three break points faced. "Yeah, I'm not sure how I managed to do that", she said. "Felt like maybe this one I should have lost".
"It's extremely special", said Wozniacki. In the first set Pliskova broke Wozniacki's serve in the first game of the match, but Caroline broke back and wasn't able to convert three set points on 5/4. Federer-Kyrgios is a rematch - sort of - from this year's quarterfinals at Indian Wells, a match where Kyrgios withdrew beforehand with an illness.
Konta held off veteran and 11th seed Venus Williams to triumph 6-4 7-5 in Thursday's last match.
"I think my best result was semi-finals like five years ago". She won 12 of the last 14 games.
The 12 seeded Dane moves on to play the victor of Venus Williams and Johanna Konta. "You know, it's always been a tournament where I wouldn't say I've struggled, but just not had the results that I've wanted to".
He needed only 26 minutes to take the first set, before Berdych - battling through a gimpy left ankle - found his stride.
A semi-finalist at the Australian Open past year, Konta ensured she will return to the WTA's top 10 courtesy her win over Williams.
"I got a good start to the second set and that kind of got me fired up", Wozniacki said afterwards. "Having a place here and training here in the off season, it's a home court".