But in the next game, the first of multiple rain delays occurred, and after a brief hiatus, Barty came back more aggressive and broke to get the set back on serve. "For that, I was able to prepare for 10 days on Miami". "It will be a hard match but I am just happy to have a chance to play him". Pliskova won nine consecutive games before the skies opened during a changeover.
Barty walked away from tennis about five years ago, saying she was basically burned out at 17. "With her the quality of the tennis is always good and the intensity is always good".
The 12th-seeded Barty endured three rain delays on Thursday before ousting 21st-seeded Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 6-3 in the first women's semifinal. Except for his opening match against Radu Albot where he was pushed to three sets, he won against Filip Krajinovic and Daniil Medvedev in straight sets.
With rain delays that led to nearly five hours, Australia's Barty kept her patience with a 6-3, 6-3 victory.
That was also her approach to a very long - and very wet - day at Hard Rock Stadium.
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It was relatively smooth sailing from that point forward for Shapovalov, who used a strong forehand and drop volleys to power his way to the victory.
Isner showed his greater experience under pressure in the key stages of the match to win 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-4) and extend his 11-match winning streak in Miami.
The loss against Isner marked Auger-Aliassime's first in six career matches versus top-20 players.
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Isner's opponent in the final will be the victor of Friday night's match between three-time champion Roger Federer and another Canadian teenager, 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov. They're really good players, and really good people, too.
On the women's side, Romania's Simona Halep moved closer to reclaiming the world number one ranking by reaching the semi-finals, defeating China's Wang Qiang 6-4, 7-5. That's just very tough to swallow'.
"Pretty insane. Everyone is super excited back home", said Auger-Aliassime, who wasn't in the top 100 of the world rankings two months ago and now will climb to No. 33 next week - if not higher.
"It was a very long day, I know we had to wait around but it was an opportunity to drink some coffee and watch the golf so I was relaxed", said Barty.
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