Day 3 saw a sprint and a marathon in Singapore.
Karolina Pliskova who has been highly tipped by many to succeed in Singapore due to her game suiting the court perfectly has played perfect tennis so far. To begin with she saw off Venus 6-2 6-2 and now Garbine Muguruza by the same score line.
The performance was exceptional and really does lay down a marker. For Muguruza it was a worry, the performance was flat and despite how well Pliskova played Muguruza looked defeated early on and was sluggish with her movement and ground strokes and on this court against this player you can’t do that!
On the other hand I said Venus had to call on all of her experience to see off Ostapenko and she performed incredibly well in a match lasting 3 hours 17 minutes.
Ostapenko pushed with the forehand but Venus has that power back in her game that was missing against Pliskova.
Going forward we now have Venus v Muguruza to see who will go to the semi final where as Pliskova has qualified but Ostapenko won’t make things easy for her.