Azarenkova – Kar. Pliskova | ONLINE | 5/9/2022 10:51 PM | US Open 2022 | LIVE

Azarenkova – Kar. Pliskova | ONLINE | 5/9/2022 10:51 PM | US Open 2022 | LIVE
Azarenkova – Kar. Pliskova | ONLINE | 5/9/2022 10:51 PM | US Open 2022 | LIVE


Plíšková wins the ball.


Viktorija Azarenková played a slightly longer shot in a challenging shootout from the baseline, which loses her serve right at the beginning of the match!


Plíšková did not process a sharp two-handed backhand into the corner of the court.


Two break points for the Czech Republic after the opponent’s forehand dragged!


A weak return hammered Belarus into a counter move.


Azarenkova hits a forehand shot.


Following Plíšková’s example, Azarenková also starts her serve with a double fault.


Right from the opening game of the match, it was a real marathon. Karolína Plíšková averted a break point and converts her fifth gembol directly from the serve when she let Azarenka’s return fall just behind.


A winning finish right after the serve, it’s about to end the opening game!


The third straight point of the game came at the right time.


Now the Belarusian player even has a break point, when she beat Plíšková with powerful blows in the corners.


Viktorija Azarenková took advantage of the attack on the net with a precisely undercut volley and deflected the fourth gamble.


Straight point from submission.


But Azarenkova defended herself now and Pliskova is reported to be out.


Third game ball for Karolina for a direct point.


Belarus played an excellent short ball, which Plíšková only scrapes into the net.


Pliskové sent a volley into the net just beyond the baseline.


Azarenkova got tangled in a braid of chains, the discomfort delayed her for a moment at the reception. In the shootout, she then tried to beat Plíšková with an incredible fire, which the Czech, however, deflected and came away with the trump card.


The return was helped by a piggyback, but Plíšková repeated the winning technical backhand out of the court.


Plíšková wins the forehand shootout with a winner out of the court when transitioning to the backhand.


The Czech tennis player starts the match with a double fault.


The match has just started.

Both tennis players are already finishing the game with several practice serves, and the match of the last Czech representative in the women’s singles will start in a few moments with Karolína Plíšková serving.

Head-to-head matches
Both players know each other well, they have already met eight times and the balance is even 4:4. None of them won more than two consecutive wins. They last played in May 2019 on clay in Rome, where Plíšková won 6:7, 6:2, 6:2. On the hard surface, however, Azarenkova won the last two of the total three matches.

Karolína Plíšková (WTA 22nd)
The Czech, who is three years younger and also the former world number 1 player, has been searching for a long time after breaking her hand at the turn of the year, and in North America she may have finally found her playing well-being. After the semifinals in Toronto, she was eliminated in the second round in Cincinatti, and at the US Open she was two balls away from elimination from Linette in the opening round, but she managed a challenging finish, followed by a derby with Bouzkova and a three-set turnaround against the favored Benčičová.
Plíšková is also a former US Open finalist, where she lost to Angelique Kerber in three sets six years ago.

Viktorija Azarenkova (WTA 26th)
The experienced Belarusian was already world number one more than ten years ago, after her maternity break she can compete with the world’s best, but this year she did not achieve any dazzling success. With a positive balance of 20-10, her maximum is the quarter-finals in Adelaide and Washington, she did not make it further than the round of 16 in larger tournaments.
At the US Open, the native of Minsk lost a set only to domestic qualifier Krueger, and eliminated other opponents Kosťuková and Martić quite smoothly.
At the final Grand Slam of the season, the two-time Australian Open champion has already played for the title three times, but it still eludes her. Twice she lost 1:2 in sets to Serena Williams and once by the same ratio to Naomi Osaka.

Welcome to the online broadcast. The match starts at 20:30 and is commented on Karel Jedlička.

The article is in Czech

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