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Wimbledon | Pliskova now crashes out

Wimbledon | Pliskova now crashes out

Kiki Bertens produced another giant killing performance to eliminate Karolina Pliskova, the seventh seed, in the fourth round of The Championships,

Pliskova’s 6-3 7-6(1) demise continues the trend of last week which has seen most of the top ten being eliminated from the draw. Pliskova was in fact the last to go, leaving Wimbledon bereft of any top ten player and opening the door wide for Serena Williams, the former champion and 25th seed, to make the finals.

I think she played very good match, not many mistakes, was serving pretty solid Karolina Pliskova

“Of course, a little bit disappointed because I think I had a lot of chances in this match,” Pliskova said. “Still was two sets. But so many chances in the first set, so many in the second set, starting with three breakpoints on her serve, then having 40- 15 on my serve — all the games I lost.

“Yeah, for sure I had chances. I think she played very good match, not many mistakes was serving pretty solid. I didn’t have many chances on the break points because she always put the first serve in. But still, I started too late, so it’s tough when you start with it’s 6-3 4-1!”.

Meanwhile, Bertens, a French Open semi-finalist last year, is into the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time and is the first woman from her country to make the last eight at Wimbledon since 2007. The 26-year-old Dutch woman was considering retiring last year because she was disillusioned with the game.


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Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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