Pliskova storms into first Wimbledon semi-final
Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova celebrates her win over Switzerland's Viktorija Golubic during their women's quarter-final.
Karolina Pliskova reached her first Wimbledon semi-final on Tuesday with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Switzerland's Viktorija Golubic. Former world number one Pliskova, now ranked 13, will face either Belarus second seed Aryna Sabalenka or Ons Jabeur of Tunisia for a place in Saturday's final.
Pliskova has yet to win a Grand Slam title with her best performance at the majors a runners-up spot at the 2016 US Open.
"I'm super-happy to be through to my first semi-final at Wimbledon," said the 29-year-old Czech who will be playing in her fourth Slam semi-final.
Her last appearance in a major semi-final was at the 2019 Australian Open.
"This was my first appearance on Court One this year and I had to work really hard to get to this court.
"I feel like I am improving with every match."
Her eight aces on Tuesday, meanwhile, took her tournament tally to 40.
"I have had good preparation and hopefully this will continue."