Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova rolled into the final of the WTA hardcourt tournament in Montreal on Saturday with a 6-3 6-4 victory over top seed Aryna Sabalenka, who apologised for her immature reaction to the loss.
The win was a repeat for the fourth-seeded Czech, who defeated her Belarus rival in three sets two months ago in their All England Club semi-final.
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Pliskova will fight for the Montreal title against Italy’s Camila Giorgi, who needed a deciding set to see off Australian Open quarter-finalist Jessica Pegula 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
Pliskova lost to Giorgi last month in the third round of the Tokyo Olympics. “It’s an amazing feeling to be in another final,” Pliskova said. “I was super-solid today “I did what I needed…