Tennis, WTA – Toronto 2022 tournament: Pliskova eliminates Zheng

The Czech Karolina Pliskova, seeded n ° 14, climbed to the semi-finals of the Toronto tournament, beating the Chinese Qinwen Zheng in three sets (4-6, 6-4, 6-4) Saturday evening session at the Aviva Center in Toronto.

Pliskova, ranked 14th in the WTA, will face Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia in the Rogers Cup semi-finals.

Earlier in the tournament, the Czech had won against Barbora Krejcikova (6-3, 6-4), American Amanda Anisimova (6-1, 6-1), and Greek Maria Sakkari in the lead. Series #3 (6-1, 6-7 [9]6-3).

Zheng, 51st in the world at the WTA, had eliminated Canadian wild card Rebecca Marino (3-6, 7-6 [5]6-4), Tunisian Ons Jabeur, seeded n°5 (6-1, 2-1 ab.), and Canadian Bianca Andreescu (7-5, 5-7, 6-2).

The other quarter-final matches in Toronto (WTA 1000, Aviva Center, hard, 2,527,250 USD, results are displayed from newest to oldest):

  • Beatriz Haddad Maia – Belinda Bencic (N.12): 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • Jessica Pegula (N.7) – Yulia Putintseva: 6-3, 6-3
  • Simona Halep (N.15) – Coco Gauff (N.10): 6-4, 7-6 [2]

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