Simona Halep's Carolina Plisova beat 7-5, 6-1
Federer defeated Kevin Anderson, will compete with Shapovalov
Miami Romania's Simona Halep lost to the semi-finals of the Miami Open. He defeated Carolina Pliskova of Czech Republic 7-5, 6-1. With this defeat, Halep also lost the chance to become number one. They are currently at number three. At the same time, Pliskova remains on the 7th rank. On the other hand, Switzerland's Roger Federer also reached the semi-finals. They will meet Denmark's Dennis Shapovalov.
In this tournament, number one Japan's Naomi Osaka and number two Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic have already been ousted. In such a situation, if Halep won the match then he could reach the top of the line.
Pliskova will be up against Australia's Ashley Barty in the final. Barty defeated Estonia's Annette Kontevate 6-3, 6-3. Pliszova said after winning, "This match was not easy, but I managed to maintain my aggression."
Federer defeated South African Kevin Anderson 6-0, 6-4 in the quarterfinals. Federer is fifth in world ranking and Anderson is seventh. At the same time, Canada's Shapovalov defeated American Francis Tyfoy 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-2 to secure his place in the semi-finals.