Fans and pundits alike expected a Polish player would compete in the semifinal of this year's Australian Open -- but possibly not an unseeded one.

Magda Linette -- and not women's world No. 1 Iga Światek -- finds herself as Poland's sole remaining representative in this year's singles tournament and will take on Aryna Sabalenka in Thursday's semifinal after ousting former World No. 1 Karolina Plísková 6-3 7-5.

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