Wozniacki turns the table on Pliskova

Caroline Wozniacki produced a superb rear-guard effort to defeat Karolina Pliskova and be the first to qualify for the final of the Miami Open.

Second seed Pliskova came out on top during a fiercely contested first set against her 12th-seeded opponent, but then found herself on the receiving end of a stunning comeback from Wozniacki, who would go on to win 12 of the last 14 games for a 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory.

Wozniacki had won three of their four previous meetings, although the most recent victory in Doha last month went to Pliskova.

And the early signs were once again good for the Czech. Pliskova broke serve in the very first game of the match, and despite relinquishing the break several games later, she managed to find another opening at 5-5 before going on to save three set points in the next game, converting a set point of her own shortly after.

But that would be as good as it got for Pliskova. 

Wozniacki appeared to find another level altogether from the second set onwards, totally dominating with five unanswered breaks of serve to leave her opponent shell shocked.

The Dane seemed unstoppable as she marched on to match point, booking her place in the final to take on the winner of the match Venus Williams and Johanna Konta, which will take place later Thursday evening.

Even Wozniacki was surprised by how she managed to turn things around so dramatically.

"I'm not sure how I managed to do that," she said. "It's definitely tough when you lose the first set after having set points, but I got a good start to the second set and that kind of got me going."