Linette stuns Pliskova to reach first Grand Slam semi in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Jan 25 ― Unheralded Pole Magda Linette continued her aspiration operate into the semi-finals of the Australian Open up currently, stunning former globe number a person Karolina Pliskova in a deserved 6-3 7-5 victory on Rod Laver Arena.

The planet amount 45 played wonderfully controlled tennis in the opening established as twice Grand Slam finalist Pliskova racked up 14 unforced errors under the blazing sunshine on the most important showcourt.

Pliskova experienced to raise her recreation in the next set but Linette experienced the solution to anything the Czech threw at her and broke for 6-5 prior to serving out nervelessly for the get.

Linette will battle for a location in the ultimate in opposition to fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka or Donna Vekic, who facial area off in Wednesday’s next women’s quarter-ultimate. ― Reuters