Magda Linenette (Poland, No. 45) reached the semifinals of a major tournament for the first time in her career, beating Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic, No. 31), a former world No. 1 and two-time Grand Slam runner-up.
Lynette defeated Pliskova 6-3 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open women’s singles held at the Park Road Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia on the 25th.
Prior to this event, Lynette’s personal best performance in the Grand Slam was only 3 rounds, but she has now reached the semifinals and continued to achieve personal best results, followed by Arina Savalenka (Belarus, 5th) and Donna Vekic (Croatia, 64th). The winner will face off to advance to the finals.
In addition to this game, Lynette is showing good condition by catching seed players such as Annette Contaveit (Estonia, 19th), Ekaterina Alexandrova (Russia, 18th), and Caroline Garcia (France, 4th).
In the first set, Lynette allowed Pliskova’s forehand passing shot to break first, but her breakback was successful in the return game that immediately followed. Lynette then took the lead in a stroke matchup, breaking her sixth game with a love game to take her first set. 스포츠토토
Lynette, who showed stable strokes with a number of errors of 4-14 only in the first set, continued to make aggressive strokes in Pliskova’s service game in the second set. Lynette, who continued to miserably miss her break opportunities, took her final win, breaking her 11th game in the end.
Pliskova challenged to the Australian Open semifinals for the first time in 4 years since 2019, but she was unfortunately frustrated.