sh Batty Become the first Australian woman to enter the Wimbledon final after her mentor Evonne Goolagong Cawley competed with Angelique Kerber in a high-quality match.
She will face Karolina Pliskova in the final on Saturday, after she won another fascinating battle, this time against Aryna Sabalenka’s powerful tennis in another semi-final.
The level of the 2018 champion Kerber and the world’s number one Barty can be said to be the best matchup in the women’s draw so far.
It was a clash of styles. Barty’s wrist play and her athleticism matched Kerber’s powerful shots, which allowed her opponents to run on the court.
There was white smoke throughout the process. Both players used subtle shots and timing to show their punches on the free throw line, but Batty barely maintained the lead with a score of 6-3 7-6.
“It’s incredible-it’s almost a tennis match I have ever played,” she said. “Angie gave me the best performance today. It was a hellish game from the first goal. Now we have the opportunity to work hard to realize our childhood dream on Saturday.”
The result was cruel for Kerber. She experienced a bad form during the Covid lockdown, but by winning her warm-up match and performing well throughout the game, she regained her best form on the grass. Wimbledon.
Judging from Kerber’s performance, it seems impossible to think that the former world number one’s latest champion was won in 2018.
Both women had a chance to gain an advantage, but Batty was able to hold on at the most important moment in the first set, and Kober only dropped once in the only break of serve.
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However, towards the end of that set, the German began to speed up the rhythm and her aggressiveness, and further improved in the second set.
She immediately broke the opponent and led 4-1. Despite this score, the gap in this game is so small that it feels easy to return to a favorable position for Batty. So it turns out that Kerber has an off-court game to get the Australian back on the court.
Batty stayed on the scene three times and successfully forced her to dominate the tie-break in all three games.
The second semi-final on Centre Court was a completely different game, but also fascinating, because Sabalenka and Pliskova cast a series of aces like rain.
The Czech players should indeed win the first set, but could not convert any of the eight break points. Her Belarusian opponent only needs one.
Pliskova finally broke serve in the second set, which she deserved, and broke Sabalenka in the opening game of the third game. Sabalenka was not deterred and continued to put pressure on her opponents, but lost to a slightly better player 5-7 6-4 6-4.
“She was unbelievable today,” Pliskova said of her opponent. “I have a lot of trust in her. I am very happy that I can persevere and find a way to win.”