Karolina Pliskova celebrates her win over Viktorija Golubic during their women's quarter-final match in Wimbledon, London, on Tuesday. AFP
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Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova reached Wimbledon semifinal on Tuesday. The former world number one Pliskova lost only 13 points on her serve and beat unseeded Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic 6-2, 6-2.
In 2016, the Czech star was once the US Open runner-up. She has yet to win any big title with her best performance at all major’s runners-up spot.
She had played her last major semi-final at Australian Open in 2019.
Pliskova is also playing at Wimbledon for the 9th time and had never previously been beyond the fourth round.
“I really work hard to get to this Court as this was my first appearance. I have had very good preparation for the matches. I still feel that I have more stamina and improving with every match. I hope this preparation will continue,” the Czech star said.
Speaking about her plans to open a tennis academy in Dubai, she added: "My new project is about opening a tennis academy here in Dubai for local Emirati tennis player to become a champion and one day have the chance to play in Wimbledon and elsewhere..."
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