Ashleigh Barty dispatches Karolina Pliskova 4-6 6-2 6-3 in the semifinal in Shenzhen on Saturday. Barty will engage against Elina Svitolina in the final.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Both players managed to hold their serve for the entire set. The only difference was just 1 break that Karolina conquered in the 5th game (3-2) before winning the set (6-4).

2nd set.

Barty in this set was much more effective than Pliskova and consequently she won 6-2 after breaking the Czech in the 4th (3-1) and in the 8th (6-2) game.

3rd set.

The set was pretty even as both sides managed to hold the serve. The only difference was 1 break that Barty conquered in the 6th game (4-2) before winning the set (6-3).

1st
Barty
Pliskova
4-6
4
6
4
5
3
5
3
4
2
4
2
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
2nd
Barty
Pliskova
6-2
6
2
5
2
4
2
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
1
0
3rd
Barty
Pliskova
6-3
6
3
5
3
5
2
4
2
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, Ashleigh scored 94 points vs. the Czech’s 81 points.

The Australian served very well to win 78% of the points (49/63) behind her first serve. Yet she won only 48% points (15/31) on her second serve. Ashleigh fired 11 aces and she committed 1 double fault. The Australian was pretty good in converting 60% of the break points that she procured (3/5). On the other side, the Czech wasn’t that great in converting her break points because she converted only 8% of her break points (1/12). That was one of the key issues for her loss.

After this encounter, the head to head between Barty and Pliskova is 3-2 for Ashleigh.

Highlights Ashleigh Barty vs. Karolina Pliskova WTA Finals – Shenzhen

Barty’s Interview

After the match, the Australian commented:

“It’s been an incredible year for myself and my team – it’s the perfect way to cap it off. Knowing you’ve played the best of the best during the week, now you have the opportunity to play for a title, it’s really special.”

Next Match: Ashleigh Barty vs. Elina Svitolina – stats

Barty will come up against Svitolina in the final.

This will be the 6th time that Ashleigh Barty and Elina Svitolina fight against each other. The head to head is 5-0 for Svitolina (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on I.hard.

The last time that they played each other, Svitolina won 7-68 5-7 6-4 in the 4th round in Indian Wells back in March 2019.

Talking about her next challenge against the Ukrainian, Ashleigh commented:

“It’s an easy one to think about because I have an opportunity to try something different,” she said. “I have an opportunity to go out in the match and try something because previously what we’ve done hasn’t quite worked or I haven’t executed well enough over a long enough period to be effective. It’s a match I’m looking forward to.

Elina has the ability to put balls in very awkward situations, make you play a lot of balls, make you earn every single point. I’m looking forward to that challenge. Knowing it’s the last one of the year, you can leave no stone unturned.”

Tennis Scores in Shenzhen

  • Ashleigh BartyBartyKarolina PliskovaPliskova (4-6 6-2 6-3) – See score progression
  • Timea Babos/Kristina MladenovicBabos/Kristina MladenovicSamantha Stosur/Shuai ZhangStosur/Shuai Zhang (1-6 6-4 10-8) – See score progression
  • Elina SvitolinaSvitolinaBelinda BencicBencic (5-7 6-3 4-1 ret.) – See score progression
  • Su-Wei Hsieh/Barbora StrycovaHsieh/Barbora StrycovaAnna-Lena Groenefeld/Demi SchuursGroenefeld/Demi Schuurs (6-1 6-2) – See score progression

Upcoming matches

  • Ashleigh BartyBartyElina SvitolinaSvitolina (0-5) – See H2H details

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