Karolina Pliskova vs. Simona Halep
Karolina was opposed to Simona Halep in the semifinal. The Romanian had to win the match to regain the world no.1 In fact, and she was well on her way to Halep had already a strong 5-0 H2H record against Karolina on outdoor hard courts and the Czech admitted that last time that they trained together Simona won a practice set 6-0.
In this final 4, the Romanian grabbed a strong 5-3 lead before completely disappearing. Karolina won 11 of the following 12 sets before winning 7-5 6-1.
Ashleigh Barty vs. Anett Kontaveit
The 22-year-old from Australia is widely considered as a slam-contender. Even if the final scoreline doesn’t suggest so, Ashleigh had to battle hard against Anette Kontaveit in the semifinal since she was trailing 1-break-down in both sets (0-2 and 1-3). However, Barty found the solution on both occasions also taking advantage of lots of unforced errors from her opponent. The final score was 6-3 6-3.
Head to head Karolina Pliskova vs. Ashleigh Barty
This will be the 4th time that Karolina and Ashleigh play each other. The head to head is 2-1 for Pliskova that has won their recent match at the US Open.
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FIGHTING FOR THE TITLE
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