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Karolina Pliskova fires brutal Emma Raducanu warning after reaching Wimbledon semi-finals

Karolina Pliskova fired her way into the Wimbledon semi-finals and then told Emma Raducanu – you have to be able to handle the pressure.

Eighth seed Pliskova, the former world number one and US Open finalist, overcame Viktorija Golubic comfortably 6-2 6-2 to book a last four clash with Aryna Sabalenka.

But the Czech star had little sympathy for British starlet Emma, 18, who pulled out of her fourth round clash with AjlaTomljanovic on Monday a set down, with breathing problems.

Pliskova, in her first Wimbledon semi-final, said: “If you decide to do this sport and take a wild card, you’re going to be playing on a big court because you are from this country.

“You need to count on that pressure.

“Of course it is not easy. I saw a bit from her previous matches. I think she was enjoying maybe too much excitement. That’s normal.

“When I was 18 I was still a kid. Some of these girls are old enough to deal with it. Coco Gauff, I think she’s ready for this.

“Hopefully she’s going to be okay – but you need to be ready for it.”

Sabalenka overcame Tunisian Ons Jabeur 6-4, 6-3 – and admitted she had been seeing a psychologist to get her over the mental block of never getting to a Grand Slam quarter-final in five years before this.

She said: “He said to not even think that this is a Grand Slam – just believe you can do it.”


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Canary Islands prices plunge with holidays reaching record lows – where to stay for £180

Due to the current travel restrictions in the UK, the price of holidays and flights have dropped dramatically. Holidays in Gran Canaria, in Spain, have reported a fall of 25 percent and Tenerife is now 23 percent cheaper than last year.

After Portugal was moved back to the amber list, holiday prices in the country dropped by 64 percent.

At the moment, holidaymakers can go to Portugal for as little as £180 per person, according to the comparison website TravelSupermarket.

Travellers will spend the price difference in PCR test both to go there and to come back, as at least three Covid-19 tests are required when coming back from an amber list country.

Currently, travel agencies in the UK are also selling holidays to the Canary Islands for only £180.


Gran Canaria is now 25 percent cheaper than last year and Tenerife 23 pecent. In Lanzarote prices have dropped 15 percent and in the small islands of Fuerteventura 12 percent.

But where to go in the Canary Islands?


Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands.

The island will offer an incredibly varied landscape, beautiful beaches and El Teide, the highest mountain in Spain.


Fuerteventura is where travellers will find the most beautiful beaches.

Get lost in the 150 kilometers of coastline around the island, which is also a UNESCO biosphere reserve due to the unique combination of beaches and volcanic landscape.


The island was also declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Due to its mild climate, excellent wine is grown in the barren volcanic landscape.

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria has the perfect mix of sandy beaches and volcanic landscape.

In addition to the volcanic craters and reservoirs, Gran Canaria also has a very green side with amazing inland forests.

But what are Europe’s cheapest holiday destinations right now?

Holidaymakers can book flights and a four star hotel in Mallorca for a little as £187 per person.

A holiday in Crete, staying in a four star hotel for five nights would be only £219 – including a direct flight from London.

The Amalfi coast in Italy is now accessible to everyone. Flights and a four star hotel in June would cost £256 only.

Travellers can also stay seven nights in a three star hotel in Corfu, for only £212 – with direct flights from London included.

Are you travelling abroad this summer? Join the debate in the comments section here

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Rafael Nadal sends clear message to Djokovic and Sonego after reaching Italian Open final

“It is important for my confidence to be back in an important final like this one.

“Tomorrow I am going to have a tough opponent in front of me for sure, Djokovic or Sonego, but I need to be ready and play my best tennis.”

Meanwhile, Amazon tennis pundit Greg Rusedski was asked who the favourite would be if Nadal took on his old foe Djokovic in the final.

“Rafa is always the favourite when you meet him on a clay court,” he replied.

When pressed on if Nadal would be a heavy favourite, Rusedski added: “Not a clear favourite. Djokovic against Tsitsipas was impressive the way he fought back.

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Rio Ferdinand picks out five Man City stars key to reaching first Champions League final

“Dias and Stones at the back were impenetrable, and Foden and Mahrez I thought were fantastic going forward.

“Fernandinho the captain today put in a real sterling performance at 36 years of age. Every man played their part today, fantastic performance.

“Great, great performance from this very, very good top team.”

PSG had Angel Di Maria sent off for a reckless kick out at Fernandinho late one.

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