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Barty and Pliskova clash will give Wimbledon a new women’s champion

World number one Ashleigh Barty of Australia defeated Angelique Kerber of Germany in consecutive sets to enter the final of the third Grand Slam Wimbledon Tennis Championships of the year for the first time where she will face eighth seed Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic. Second seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus reached the final for the first time after defeating in a three-set clash. The clash between Barty and Pliskova will give Wimbledon a new champion in the women’s section.

defeated Kerber 6-3, 7-6 in one hour and 27 minutes in the first semi-final today. Barty won the first set easily. However, trailing 3-5 in the second set, he got a crucial break in the ninth game and continued his serve in the 10th game to level the score at 5-5. The set went into a tie-break when the match was again tied at 6-6.

Barty soon took an unassailable 6–0 lead in the tie-break. Although Kerber tried to make a comeback with three points in a row, Barty took the seventh point to end the tie-break 7–3 to decide the match and advance to the final. This is Barty’s second Grand Slam final. Earlier, she won the French Open title in 2019 and reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open in 2020.
In the second semi-final, eighth seed Pliskova defeated second seed Sabalenka 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in a match that lasted one hour and 53 minutes. Pliskova made a spectacular comeback after losing the first set and won the next two sets and won the final ticket. Pliskova secured the crucial break in the first game of the deciding set which proved decisive in the end.

This is Pliskova’s first Wimbledon final and second Grand Slam final. She had previously been runner-up at the US Open in 2016. She reached the third round of the Australian Open and the second round of the French Open in the current year, but has made it to the final at Wimbledon.