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Australian Open: Bouchard off to strong start in stellar first round

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Eugenie Bouchard's quest to match her stellar 2014 record in Grand Slam tournaments started on a positive note she beat Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany 6-2, 6-4 Monday in the first round of the Australian Open. Bouchard, who advanced to the semifinals at three majors last year and lost in the Wimbledon final, broke Friedsam's serve in the ninth game of the second...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kvitova wins all-Czech Sydney Final

  By Dave Gertler (January 16, 2015) SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Czech world No. 4 Petra Kvitova has defeated emerging world No.22 Karolina Pliskova in the first all-Czech final at the Apia International on Friday night. It was the first time Kvitova had appeared in a final in Sydney, having lost to the eventual winner Tsvetana Pironkova in the semi-final last year, which was her fourth...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kvitova wins Sydney International title over fellow Czech Pliskova

  Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat her Czech Fed Cup teammate Karolina Pliskova 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) to win the Sydney International women's singles title Friday. In the men's semifinals, Viktor Troicki of Serbia and Mikhail Kukushkin advanced to Sunday's final. Troicki beat Gilles Muller 6-2, 6-4 and Kukushkin defeated Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-4, 6-4. Earlier, Alexandr Dolgopolov...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Del Potro loses in quarterfinals at Sydney International

SYDNEY (AP) Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro was beaten in the quarterfinals of the Sydney International on Thursday, losing 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) to Kazakhstan qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin. Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion returning from an 11-month injury layoff, needed a wild-card entry to get into the main draw because his world ranking had dropped to 338. ''I got lucky...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Simona Halep withdraws from Sydney International with gastroenteritis

  Top seed Simona Halep withdrew from the Sydney International tennis tournament on Tuesday with gastroenteritis. Halep started the 2015 season by winning her ninth career title at the Shenzhen Open. She believes she contracted the illness while in China and hopes to fully recover in time for the Australian Open, which starts next Monday at Melbourne Park. ''I feel like I cannot...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Simona Halep withdraws from Sydney International

SYDNEY (AP) Top seed Simona Halep has withdrawn from this week's Sydney International tennis tournament with gastroenteritis. Halep started the 2015 season by winning her ninth career title at the Shenzhen Open. She believes she contracted the illness while in China and hopes to fully recover in time for the Australian Open, which starts next Monday at Melbourne Park. American Nicole...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 WTA Tour: Serena or the field?

On the women’s side of the draw, events were typically difficult to predict as the season drew to a close. Provoked by a rash of injuries and withdrawals, only one woman claimed more than a single title (Karolina Pliskova), and only two women (the aforementioned Pliskova and Petra Kvitova) made more than one final. Serena Williams had some injury trouble but returned to capture...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Retired Meusburger returns for Australian Open

VIENNA (AP) Austrian tennis player Yvonne Meusburger is coming out of retirement to play one more tournament - the Australian Open in January. Meusburger, who ended her career in August following a first-round defeat by Karolina Pliskova at the U.S. Open, tells the Austria Press Agency, ''I will play there ... because I also played my first Grand Slam in Australia (in 2006). It...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup final

  Following an early exit from the WTA Finals, Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic in next week's Fed Cup final against Germany. Karolina Pliskova, a 22-year-old rising star of Czech tennis, made the squad for the first time. Pliskova won the Generali Ladies last month for her second WTA title this year and is a career-high 24th in the rankings. Lucie Safarova...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Petra Kvitova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE (AP) Following an early exit from the WTA Finals, Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic in next week's Fed Cup final against Germany. Karolina Pliskova, a 22-year-old rising star of Czech tennis, made the squad for the first time. Pliskova won the Generali Ladies last month for her second WTA title this year and is a career-high 24th in the rankings...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kvitova will lead Czech Republic team against Germany in Fed Cup

PRAGUE -- Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic team in next month's Fed Cup final against Germany. Karolina Pliskova, the 22-year-old rising star of Czech tennis, was named to the preliminary squad for the first time. Pliskova defeated Camila Giorgi of Italy in the final of the Generali Ladies on Sunday for her second WTA title this year to reach a career...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Petra Kvitova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE (AP) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic team in next month's Fed Cup final against Germany. Karolina Pliskova, the 22-year-old rising star of Czech tennis, was named to the preliminary squad for the first time. Pliskova defeated Camila Giorgi of Italy in the final of the Generali Ladies on Sunday for her second WTA title this year to reach a career...
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October 13, 2014  |  1 Comment

Karolina Pliskova Saves a Match Point to Claim Second Title of the Year in Linz

(October 12, 2014) Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic came back from a match point down before defeating Italy’s Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (4) to win the Generali Ladies event on Sunday. Pliskova served for the match twice in the third set and saved a match point at 5-6 in the third set. “It’s an amazing feeling to come back from a match point,” said...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Generali Ladies: Pliskova rallies to defeat Giorgi in Linz final

LINZ, Austria -- Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic saved a match point before defeating Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the final of the Generali Ladies on Sunday. Pliskova led 5-1 in the final set but failed to serve out the match twice. She dropped 6-5 behind but Giorgi sent a backhand into the net on match point. Pliskova converted her first chance in the...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Generali Ladies: Top seed Bouchard withdraws with leg injury

LINZ, Austria -- Top-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada pulled out of the Generali Ladies with a left leg injury on Thursday. Bouchard had her thigh taped during Wednesday's win over Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, and said the injury worsened overnight. "I woke up this morning and it was much, much worse," she said. "It's hard for me to keep playing and keep making it worse." The sixth...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivanovic, Goffin, Pliskova and Niculescu Take Tennis Titles This week

Ana Ivanovic (September 21, 2014) Ana Ivanovic, David Goffin, Monica Niculescu and Karolina Pliskova won tournaments this weekend on the WTA and ATP tennis tours. In Tokyo in a battle between two former WTA number ones, third seed Ana Ivanovic won her fourth title of the year defeating recent US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki for the Pan Pacific Open. The Serb was dominant the...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pliskova beats Lepchenko to win Korea Open

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic defeated fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Korea Open. Pliskova stormed out to a 4-0 lead in the third set at Olympic Park Tennis Center and held on for the second WTA title of her career in a match that lasted 2 hours, 11 minutes. Pliskova added...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Radwanska, Pliskova reach Korea Open quarters

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland won 6-0, 6-0 for the fourth time in a WTA main draw on Wednesday. Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa was the latest to be ''double-bageled'' by Radwanska, in the second round of the Korea Open. Defending champion Radwanska lined up fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, who ousted South Korean wild card...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Radwanska, Pliskova reach Korea Open quarterfinals

  Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland won 6-0, 6-0 for the fourth time in a WTA main draw on Wednesday. Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa was the latest to be "double-bageled" by Radwanska, in the second round of the Korea Open. Defending champion Radwanska lined up fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, who ousted South Korean wild card Han Na-Lae 7-5, 6-1....
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lisicki wins Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG (AP) Sabine Lisicki won her first WTA title in three years by defeating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. No. 36-ranked Pliskova squandered a 5-1 lead in the match after she twice broke the top-seeded German in the first set before losing the next six games. Lisicki fired five aces in the second set and twice broke her Czech opponent...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Lisicki wins Hong Kong Open for first title in three years

  Sabine Lisicki won her first WTA title in three years by defeating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. No. 36-ranked Pliskova squandered a 5-1 lead in the match after she twice broke the top-seeded German in the first set before losing the next six games. Lisicki fired five aces in the second set and twice broke her Czech opponent's serve...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Lisicki to play Pliskova in Hong Kong Open final

HONG KONG (AP) Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki hit 12 aces and broke her opponent five times to beat Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final of the Hong Kong Open. The German needed more than two hours to win the tight encounter and will face third-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in Sunday's final. Pliskova saved 11 of the 13 break points...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Lisicki through to Hong Kong Open semifinals

HONG KONG (AP) Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany advanced to the semifinals of the Hong Kong Open with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over China's Zheng Saisai on Friday. Lisicki's semifinal opponent will be unseeded Italian Francesca Schiavone, who beat Jana Cepelova of Slovakia 6-2, 6-2. The other semifinal will feature Czech player Karolina Pliskova, seeded third, and Alison...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hong Kong Open: No. 2 seeded Hantuchova upset by Belgian

HONG KONG -- Alison van Uytvanck of Belgium advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hong Kong Open by beating second-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 Thursday. Van Uytvanck will next face Slovak qualifier Jarmila Gajdosova. Also advancing to the quarterfinals were third-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, fifth-seeded Zheng Jie of China and seventh-seeded...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Van Uytvanck beats Hantuchova at Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG (AP) Alison van Uytvanck of Belgium advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hong Kong Open by beating second-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 Thursday. Van Uytvanck will next face Slovak qualifier Jarmila Gajdosova. Also advancing to the quarterfinals were third-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, fifth-seeded Zheng Jie of China and seventh...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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