NOVEMBER 10-17 2021

Centro Panamericano de Tenis

Pliskova Wins; Krejcikova is Eliminated from the AKRON WTA Finals

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Guadalajara, Jalisco, November 14, 2021.- With a spectacular comeback, the Czech Karolina Pliskova beat her compatriot Barbora Krejcikova 0-6, 6-4, 6-4 to eliminate her from the singles portion of the WTA Finals Guadalajara 2021 within the Teotihuacán group. 

Pliskova dropped the first set 6-0 and was down 4-2 in the second before mounting a comeback. Slowly but surely, she won the next four games, taking advantage of the number of unforced errors coming from Krejcikova; this includes a total of five double faults and getting broken twice on serve. Pliskova tied the match to go down the distance.

In the third set, Pliskova had the great support of the fans present at the Akron standium of the Pan American Tennis Complex. 

In difficult moments, Pliskova used her serve to hit 11 aces despite the 12 double faults; her first serve average was 62%, 30 unforced errors and 10 winners what it took for Pliskova to defeat the Roland Garros champion. 

On the other hand, Krejcikova hit a total of 21 unforced errors and 21 winners. It was Karolina’s third win over Barbora in their three meetings so far (she also defeated her after at the 2018 Roland Garros and 2011 tournament in Bratislava). 

While Krejcikova ran out of chances in the singles portion of the tournament, Pliskova awaits the result of the match between Anett Kontaveit and Garbiñe Muguruza, to know her fate. She will qualify for her fourth consecutive semifinals in the WTA Finals if the Estonian wins, or she will be eliminated if the Spaniard wins.