INDIAN WELLS, CA, USA
Karolina Pliskova extended her dominance over Muguruza, edging past the Spaniard in straight sets to return to the bnp Paribas open semifinals for the second straight year.
Pliskova needed two tiebreakers and just under two hours to emerge victorious in the tightly-contested battle, knocking out the reigning roland garros champion 7-6(2), 7-6(5).
"Definitely the best match for me in this tournament," Pliskova assessed in her post-match press conference. "Also, like, it was against good player, so the level ultimately goes a little bit more up.