Alert: Karolina Pliskova defeats Aryna Sabalenka to reach Wimbledon final

Karolina Pliskova edged Aryna Sabalenka in three sets to book her spot in the Wimbledon final.

Karolina Pliskova at Wimbledon in 2021
  • What happened: Karolina Pliskova defeated Aryna Sabalenka to reach her maiden Wimbledon final with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory in Friday’s second Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles semi-final.
  • Key stat: Pliskova cracked 14 aces and 32 winners.
  • Second Major final: Pliskova reaches her second Grand Slam final, and first since the 2016 US Open, where she was runner-up.
  • First win against Sabalenka: Pliskova improves to 1-2 against Sabalenka. All three of the pair’s battles have gone three sets.
  • Czech mate: Pliskova will bid to join Jana Novotna (1998) and Petra Kvitova (2011 and 2014) as the third Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles champion from the Czech Republic.
  • Ace queen: Pliskova leads all women with 54 aces through six rounds. Sabalenka (52) ranks second and Ashleigh Barty (46) ranks third.
  • Next opponent: Pliskova will face Ashleigh Barty in the final.
  • To follow the matches live, see the men’s and women’s draws, we recommend that you visit the official tournament website.
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