Pliskova crushes Kasatkina to advance to the semi-finals!

I’ve said before Karolina Pliskova sometimes makes tennis look easy and well the Czech player has impressed all week and is through to her first WTA Premier Mandatory semi-final after a straight sets win against the upcoming star Daria Kasatkina who likewise has had a very good tournament at Indian Wells.

Pliskova’s whole game was pretty much spot on and the style of tennis she plays where she looks for big winners tries to paint the lines can be a bit hit and miss at times as we have seen throughout the last few months or more as she gives herself such a small target going for such a big shot.

I am pleased to see Pliskova playing well again. She looks so calm on the outside and her game is getting better. I thought she did well at the net and well the forehand and backhand when she is in this type of form is faultless.

I believe a good run at a tournament can give you that confidence and momentum to go forward and with every win it helps build this.

She was not long ago ranked at 7 in the world and dropped quite a bit to nearly outside the world’s top 20 and now this is her chance to push back up there once again but could have to play Victoria Azarenka in the next round…

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