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Tennis-Pliskova ends French presence to reach Roland Garros last four
June 7, 2017 / 2:15 PM / 4 months ago

Tennis-Pliskova ends French presence to reach Roland Garros last four

PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - World number three Karolina Pliskova reached the French Open semi-finals with a 7-6(3) 6-4 victory against Caroline Garcia, ending the French presence in the main draw on Wednesday.

The second-seeded Czech, who had never got past the second round here before, mastered windy conditions to set up a meeting with either Romania’s Simona Halep or Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina.

Relying on her powerful serve and groundstrokes, the 25-year-old Pliskova also benefitted from 28th seed Garcia’s numerous unforced errors.

She sealed the victory in a tight contest on her first match point with a forehand winner down the line. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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