Pliskova won the first set in 28 minutes, but eventually managed to advance. Martičová got up, regained his balance and erased the 0: 2 loss in the deciding set. After that, the ninth in the world did not allow her a point.
In Rome, Pliskova will play herself in the Finals for the third time in a row. She won in 2019, last year she did not finish the World Cup finals due to injury. He will play the seventeenth championship title of his career against Iza Soyatkova of Poland on Sunday. The men’s finals will be won by the top-ranked Serbian players Novak Djokovic and Spaniard Rafael Nadal.
“I think she was a little anxious this week as well. But if you win a match from a match, it will give you strength. It happened to her, it happened to me,” Pliskova recalled her strong quarter-final victory over Jelena Ostapinkova and Shoyatkova’s escape from two identical words from Barbora Kryzhikova In the round of 16. “She is the champion of Roland Garros. It will not be easy,” added the Czech tennis player.
Soyatkova had to play two games today because Friday’s program was disrupted by rain. In the quarter-finals, she defeated for the first time the two-time champion Elena Svitolinova of Ukraine 6: 2 and 7: 5 and then managed 7: 6 and 6: 3 with American Corey Goff.
The number one man in the world rankings, Djokovic, who had to finish the quarter-finals after a big fight, also had to play two games today. The defending champions qualified for the semi-finals after winning 4: 6, 7: 5 and 7: 5 over Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece. On Friday, the match was interrupted by rain at 4: 6 and 2: 1 for Tsitipasi, who also had the intermission advantage. Nevertheless, Djokovic managed to turn the game around, although he lost 2: 4 in the second set and 1: 3 in the third.
In the semifinals, Djokovic, who could win his sixth title in Rome, competed against Lorenzo Sunnig. The first player in the semi-final round at home annoyed the favorite Serbian player after 14 years, and in the second group he settled two game points, but lost in the end 3: 6, 7: 6, 2: 6.
In the opening semi-final, second seed Rafael Nadal beat Riley Obelka of USA 6: 4. The 34-year-old Spaniard has reached the twelfth final in Rome and will strive to win the tenth title. In both stats, he is the record holder in the tournament.
Markéta Vondroušová will play her first doubles final of her career on the WTA circuit. Together with Frenchman Christina Mladenovic, the Romanian-Italian duo, Irina Camelia Peugeot, she defeated Sara Iraniova 6: 2, 6: 3 in the semi-finals.
|Men’s and Women’s Championships in Rome (clay):|
|Men (€ 2,082,960 support):|
|Individual – Quarter-finals:|
|Djokovic (1-SRB) – Tsitsipas (5-Greece) 4: 6, 7: 5, 7: 5|
|Sonego (It.) – Rubljov (7-Rus.) 3: 6, 6: 4, 6: 3|
|Nadal (2-sb.) – Opelka (USA) 6: 4, 6: 4|
|Djokovic-Sonigo 6: 3, 6: 7 (5: 7), 6: 2|
|Women (€ 1,577,613 support):|
|Individual – Quarter-finals:|
|Šwiateková (15-Pol.) – Svitolinová (5-Ukr.) 6: 2, 7: 5.|
|Karolina Pliskova (9-CR) – Marticova (Croatia) 6: 1, 3: 6, 6: 2|
|Swiatkova-Govova (USA) 7: 6 (7: 3), 6: 3|
|Semi-final doubles rounds:|
|Mladenovikova, Vondroušová (Father / CR) – Iranyuva, Pegova (et. / Rom) 6: 2, 6: 3.|