Italian Open 2021 semifinal: Iga Swiatek defeats Coco Gauff to set final clash against Karolina Pliskova- French Open champion Iga Swiatek on Saturday clinched victories one after another to set final clash against ninth seed Karolina Pliskova. She will be up against Karolina Pliskova was the runner of the previous Italian Open edition and champion of 2019. The latter reached the final by defeating Petra Martic 6-1, 3-6 and 6-2.
Meanwhile, Simona Halep is out of the Italian Open 2021 due to an iunjury.
Swiatek’s quarter-final match against two-times champion Elina Svitolina was postponed due to rain on Friday but the 19-year-old made short work of her more experienced opponent with a 6-2 7-5 win to set up a semi-final clash with Coco Gauff.
Swiatek then moved into her first WTA 1000 final with a 7-6(3) 6-3 victory over the American 17-year-old.
Gauff fired seven aces but also served five double faults and she struggled on her second serve as Swiatek converted three of four break points to advance.
Swiatek, ranked 15th in the world, will be playing for a spot in the top 10 when she faces Pliskova on Sunday.
Pliskova broke Martic in the first game before racing away with the opening set but allowed Martic back into the contest in the second after making a number of unforced errors.
The match was evenly poised at 2-2 in the final set before Pliskova took control, capitalising on Martic’s errors to break twice before sealing the match on her second match point when the Croatian’s return went long.
When will the Italian Open final be played?
The Italian Open final will be played on Sunday 16 May.
Where is the Italian Open being played?
The Italian Open is played at the Foro Italico in Rome, Italy.
When, where and how to watch the Italian Open 2021 semifinals?
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Italian Open prize money 2021- Men’s and Women’s Singles prize money
• Qualifying 1 – £3,000
• Qualifying 2 – £5,500
• Round 1 – £10,500
• Round 2 – £15,500
• Round 3 – £24,500
• Quarter-finals – £39,000
• Semi-finals – £71,500
• Runner-up – £126,000
• Winner – £213,000
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