Linette sets up Sabalenka semi-final with dream run

Jago News Desk Published: 25 January 2023, 03:31 PM
Linette sets up Sabalenka semi-final with dream run
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Magda Linette will meet fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka in the Australian Open semi-finals after she beat Karolina Pliskova to continue her dream run.

The Polish world number 45 had previously never gone beyond the third round of a Grand Slam in 29 attempts.

But she produced a fearless display in a 6-3 7-5 win over Czech two-time major finalist Pliskova on Rod Laver Arena.

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Belarusian Sabalenka defeated Croatia's Donna Vekic 6-3 6-2 to reach her fourth Grand Slam semi-final.

"I'm so emotional. I can't really believe it. It is really a dream come true. I'm super grateful and happy," Linette, 30, said.

"I will never forget this. This will stay with me for life."

Two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka plays Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina in the other semi-final on Thursday.

Source: BBC