Serena Williams reaches up her sleeve and pulls out her get out of jail free card in the second set, but she was finally removed by Karolina Pliskova to reach the Finals.
Wow, what an upset. Williams clearly looked tired and one will wonder if the lack of rest was a major factor as she clearly lacked the footwork. But take nothing away from Karolina Pliskova, she took full advantage of the opportunity and was so aggressive. Her first serve winners outworked Williams and her movement and timing was much better. Fantastic stuff by the 24-year-old from the Czech Republic.