Simona Halep was one win away from reclaiming her place at the top of the WTA ranglist. Since Naomi Osaka dropped out early from the Miami Open , Halep showed some incredible performances and was so close to her goal, when Karolina Pliskova defeated her at the semi-final in Miami.
Pliskova’s form in 2019 is also good, winning the tournament at Brisbane, reaching the semi-final at Australia Open and the quarter final at Indian Wells. The world number 7 is now into the final of Miami Open.
The game was competitive , with the players making errors due to the atmospheric conditions which hampared the play. As the match progressed Pliskova was more consistent which gave her the win with score 7-5, 6-1.
“I think I played great in the second set. Of course I think Halep could maybe do a little bit better.” Pliskova said. “Maybe she was frustrated about the first set where it didn’t really go her way. I played some good shots, and it turned after the break. But yeah, that”s how it is and I’m happy with my game”.