Wozniacki reaches her first Miami open final, defeats Pliskova

Indo Asian News Service

Miami, March 31 (IANS) Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki reached her first Miami Open final with a come-from-behind 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Czech Karolina Pliskova.

The match seemed to be going Pliskova's way on Thursday after she saved three set points in the 10th game and went on to take the first set, but the contest then took a surprising turn, reports Efe.

Wozniacki kept up her solid play off the ground, while Pliskova committed a barrage of unforced errors over the final two sets to go down meekly in two hours and 16 minutes.

For the match, Pliskova made 46 unforced errors, double the number committed by Wozniacki. The Dane struck 26 winners, 13 fewer than her opponent.

By advancing to the championship match of this hard-court tournament, the 12th-seeded Wozniacki is now the player with the fourth-most final appearances at WTA Premier Mandatory events since 2009 (six), trailing only Russia's Maria Sharapova (nine) and American Serena Williams and Belarus' Victoria Azarenka (eight apiece).

--IANS

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