The 2019 season has seen a ton of new faces emerge as rising stars and champions on the WTA tour. Making her move this week is 21-year-old Marie Bouzkova. The qualifier hasn't lost a set on her way to her first WTA Premier semifinals, and will face Serena Williams on Saturday.
Here are five things to know about the newcomer:
Bouzkova has dismissed three Grand Slam champions this week, Sloane Stephens, Jelena Ostapenko and Simona Halep. Her win over Stephens is her first Top-10 victory. On Friday night, Halep while retired down a set, 6-4. The Czech won her first Grand Slam major match earlier this summer at Wimbledon over Mona Barthel after getting into the draw as a lucky loser.