Kerber beat Plíšková in straight sets to head to round four of the Australian Open.
Yesterday, world no.1 Kerber took down Plíšková to advance to the fourth round.
Kerber started off with an early break, up 2-0. The Czech couldn’t keep up with Kerber’s constant pressure, giving away several points due to unforced errors. Because of this unstable play-style, Kerber took the first set 6-0.
The German no.1 took another early break to put herself up 2-0. However, Plíšková quickly put her first game on the board by winning her serve. Following this, she quickly began to redeem herself by breaking Kerber’s serve and then winning her own serve. However, Plíšková’s efforts were not enough as Kerber quickly came back and finished the match by winning the set 6-4.
Kerber’s early lead was due to a substantial amount of unforced errors made by Plíšková. Because of this, she lost her own momentum and Kerber quickly took to the field by dominating the game.
Though she was quick to fire back in the second set, it was not enough for the Czech. Her attacks were not effective enough on the German as she would easily send a passing shot past Plíšková if she came to the net.
Overall, due to a shaky first set, Plíšková was not able to keep up with Kerber. This ultimately led her to lose the match as she was too behind on points, momentum and stability.
Kerber will be playing Coco Vandeweghe of the United States. She will play on Sunday at 6:00.