Four Games. That’s All Venus Was Allowed at the Start of WTA Finals

Karolína Plíšková entered her second WTA Finals in an impressive manner. She started this year’s prestigious event in Singapore by beating the former champion, Venus Williams, in straight sets, losing only four games.

During the last two years, Plíšková played two tight battles against the twelve years older Venus Williams. But today, in the WTA Finals opening match between two former world number ones, the Czech player dominated and posted a clear 6-2, 6-2 win.

“The result looks easier than it actually was. There’s no simple match here, you need to stay focused from the first ball,” Plíšková said after the match that lasted less than 75 minutes.

Plíšková was particularly effective on return of the American’s second serve, winning 76% of points. The Czech Ace Queen hit five aces, 25 winners, and made only 12 unforced errors.

Plíšková’s next opponent will be the Wimbledon champion Muguruza, with whom she has a 6-2 head-to-head record. The Spaniard started her Singapore campaign today by beating Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia.