“Was Glad That Pliskova Couldn’t Win a Point”: Journalist on Karolina Pliskova’s Poor Start at Wimbledon Championships 2021 Against Ashleigh Barty

Published 07/19/2021, 7:18 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 10, 2021 Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova looks dejected as she holds up the runners up trophy after losing her final match against Australia’s Ashleigh Barty Pool via REUTERS/Peter Nicholls


Czech tennis player Karolina Pliskova was in the news recently for her performance in the Wimbledon Championships 2021 final. Unfortunately, she ended up on the losing side. It was the World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty won lifted her second Grand Slam title. 

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Recently, journalists Steve Flink and Ubaldo Scanagatta spoke on the women’s final at the All England Club. They were focusing particularly on Karolina Pliskova’s performance. She started on a poor note but eventually did get involved in the match and didn’t let it look like a one-sided contest. 

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 10, 2021 Champion Ashleigh Barty of Australia poses for a photo with the trophy alongside runner up Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic after their final match REUTERS/Toby Melville

The journalist stated, “I think Pliskova did a great job to overcome Sabalenka in three sets, that was a really good win for her, she served beautifully. In the final, Ash seemed to have control there. I was also glad that Pliskova who couldn’t win a point for three and a half games was terrible. Finally, she woke up and made the first set competitive.”

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Karolina Pliskova regrouped to put up a contest 

They praised the Czech star for her job in the semifinal. However, the fact that she could overcome her struggles in the initial part of the finals was commendable. She managed to win the second set and send the match into the deciding final set. In the end, the on break was enough in the final set to seal it for the Australian player. 

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 10, 2021 Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova in action during her final match against Australia’s Ashleigh Barty REUTERS/Paul Childs

The journalist further added, “Despite being a breakdown early, she managed to come back in the second despite Ash serving for the match at 6-5 and couldn’t close it and then a good tiebreak from Pliskova. I thought we got a good clean third set that just came down to that one break from Barty.”

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Karolina will be next seen in Tokyo at the Olympic Games. She will enter the tournament high on confidence after making it to the Wimbledon finals. We wish her all the best for the upcoming events. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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