Karolina Pliskova reach to first Coco Gauff grass semifinal

Coco Goff reached the grass semifinals for the first time to set up a match with Ons Jabeur, beating Carolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-4.

The 18-year-old French Open finalist had to fight back from 2-0 down at the start of each set.

Coco Gauff said she needed some time to find her rhythm and found the answer by mixing up her shots to include more slices.

Pliskova missed out while trying to reach her first final since August.

Fourth-ranked Jabeur won against Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2 to reach the semifinals.

Maria Sakkari is another first-time semifinalist on grass following her quick-fire 6-0, 6-3 win over French Open semifinalist Daria Kasatkina.

Kasatkina dropped the first set in her previous two matches in Berlin this week before comeback wins.

The Greek player will face Belinda Bencic in the semifinals after she beat Veronika Kudermetova 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.