Pliskova sweeps into Cincinnati semis, Nadal comes up short

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Karolina Pliskova celebrated her return to the tournament that helped launch her rise to world number one with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Russian Natalia Vikhlyantseva in the second round of the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday.

The sixth-ranked Spaniard reached her first United States event final by flipping the script in a rematch of their 2016 Cincinnati semi-final. I thought he played a high-level match.

Wimbledon champion Muguruza proved much stronger on serve than the defending champion, advancing to Sunday's final in less than 80 minutes. Pliskova restarted her match at 1:00 local time and finished late enough to get her match pushed to a 4:30 start time. "It's an honour for me to. share the court with her, and happy to be moving on". "I don't have words to say, because when these kind of things happen, is hard, no?" "But now, I have been so many times to this place, it's like my home. It was a gorgeous day". Muguruza hopes to win her second title of the season and her fifth for her career. The women's bracket is missing Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova. At the French Open she was three games from No.1 when she held a set and 3-0 lead over Jelena Ostapenko before falling in three sets; at Wimbledon she was up a set on Johanna Konta with a shot to claim the top spot but fell in three dramatic sets.

In the final game, Pliskova saved four match before sending a forehand wide to surrender the break and the match after 79 minutes.

Serbian 12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will miss the remainder of the year with an elbow injury while and Swiss 2016 US Open champion Stan Wawrinka is out with a knee injury and Kei Nishikori will miss the rest of 2017 with a torn right wrist tendon. "I'm ready to get dinner and get to bed because I'm so exhausted". "When I arrive at the days I lose one of these things, I'm going to do nothing". "It came back again during the tiebreak because it was great, long points and both of us running and running". I am going to keep playing while what I'm doing makes me happy. A quick hold to love, capping off the game with a forehand victor was just what she needed to kick off the second set. Her run ensures she will return to the top-100 in Monday's world rankings. Bulgaria's 11th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov plays American John Isner in the other semifinal. At age 35, Ferrer is the second-oldest semifinalist in Cincinnati during the Open Era behind Ken Rosewall in 1970.

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