The previous US Open finalist Pam Shriver, by way of her official Twitter account, additionally raised doubts on that foot fault: "You would not think about or script how the final two majors have ended for Serena! How can the 1st-foot fault of the match be referred to as on the 27th sport on 1st match level? How can an ankle roll happen in subsequent rally? Pliskova regardless of dropping 9 of 11 video games was able to take a second probability."
In the meantime, Conchita Martinez commented on Karolina Pliskova's win over Serena Williams: "I’m very completely happy. Seeing your participant doing issues that you just educated within the pre-season, and that fights till the final ball is a satisfaction. I’m very proud, she by no means stopped combating and she or he was very good. Ultimately, it paid off, profitable this match and reaching the Australian Open semifinals.'
In a press convention, Pliskova stated: 'No matter is going on on the opposite aspect, I simply attempt to block it. Both it's optimistic or damaging, no matter is there, it's simply not my enterprise. I'm sorry, however that's how it’s. I do know as soon as I'm beginning to consider that, it's unhealthy. That's what I did at the moment. However I actually, like, I used to be like, Yeah, possibly one thing little bit occurred, however she's nonetheless on serve. Even when she loses this sport, it's nonetheless 5-2. I didn't actually give it some thought, that possibly there's going to be an opportunity at that sport. However she did I believe to double-fault. I actually went for my pictures. I didn't really feel like she performed one thing actually unhealthy that sport. Possibly the double-fault was a giant assist. In any other case, I don't assume she did something really that unhealthy. I believed she was just a little bit lacking greater than she was the set and a half. However I used to be extra aggressive. That's what was working within the first set, in order that's simply what I did.'