KAROLINA PLISKOVA NEWS

Top-seeded Pliskova rallies to win Prague Open for fourth title

PRAGUE -- Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova rallied from a set down to claim her fourth WTA title by defeating qualifier Lucie Hradecka 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in an all-Czech final of the Prague Open on Saturday. The 14th-ranked Pliskova wasted three match points when she was 5-2 up in the final set. But she served out the match in the following game, converting her fifth match point with a forehand...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova wins Prague Open for 4th title

PRAGUE (AP) Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova rallied from a set down to claim her fourth WTA title by defeating qualifier Lucie Hradecka 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in an all-Czech final of the Prague Open on Saturday. The 14th-ranked Pliskova wasted three match points when she was 5-2 up in the final set. But she served out the match in the following game, converting her fifth match point with a...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Top seed Pliskova reaches final of Prague Open with straight-sets win

PRAGUE -- Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova produced an ace on her first match point Friday and advanced to the Prague Open final by beating Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium 6-4, 7-5. It was one of 11 aces for the hard-hitting, 14th-ranked Czech. Pliskova will face qualifier Lucie Hradecka in an all-Czech final. Hradecka beat another Czech, unseeded Katerina Siniakova, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Pliskova...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova reaches final of Prague Open

PRAGUE (AP) Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova aced her first match point to reach the Prague Open final, beating Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium 6-4, 7-5 on Friday. It was one of 11 aces for the hard-hitting, 14th-ranked Czech. Pliskova failed to serve out the match at 5-4 in the second set but Wickmayer double-faulted to drop her serve in the following game. In her third final of the year...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Pliskova makes Prague Open semifinals

PRAGUE (AP) -- Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to the semifinals of the Prague Open Thursday with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 victory over wild-card entry Denisa Allertova in an all-Czech match. The 14th-ranked Pliskova got three breaks in the final set and converted her first match point with a backhand return winner to beat Allertova in their first encounter. Pliskova took the first...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova makes Prague Open semifinals

PRAGUE (AP) Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to the semifinals of the Prague Open Thursday with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 victory over wild-card entry Denisa Allertova in an all-Czech match. The 14th-ranked Pliskova got three breaks in the final set and converted her first match point with a backhand return winner to beat Allertova in their first encounter. Pliskova took the first set...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Safarova eliminated, Pliskova advances at Prague Open

PRAGUE -- Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova rallied from a set down to advance to the quarterfinals of the Prague Open on Wednesday with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) victory over Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria. Pliskova will next face either fifth-seeded Alize Cornet of France or Czech wild-card entry Denisa Allertova. Second-seeded Lucie Safarova, ranked 13th, was eliminated in the first round...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pliskova advances, Safarova eliminated at Prague Open

PRAGUE (AP) Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova rallied from a set down to advance to the quarterfinals of the Prague Open on Wednesday with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) victory over Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria. Pliskova will next face either fifth-seeded Alize Cornet of France or Czech wild-card entry Denisa Allertova. Second-seeded Lucie Safarova, ranked 13th, was eliminated in the first round...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Pliskova reaches Prague Open second round

  Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic overcame a slow start, cold and rain to defeat Annika Beck of Germany in the first round of the Prague Open on Tuesday. The 14th-ranked Pliskova came back to defeat her 80th-ranked opponent 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 for her fourth victory over the German in five meetings. The match was held up by more than three hours because of rain and...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Pliskova reaches 2nd round of Prague Open

PRAGUE (AP) Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic overcame a slow start, cold and rain to defeat Annika Beck of Germany in the first round of the Prague Open on Tuesday. The 14th-ranked Pliskova came back to defeat her 80th-ranked opponent 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 for her fourth victory over the German in five meetings. The match was held up by more than three hours because of...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Fast Five With Karolina Pliskova

We caught up with Karolina in the BNP Paribas Player's Lounge last week and ended up asking her a few more than 5 questions but she kindly obliged. What’s your favorite cell phone app right now? WhatsApp. All the time online. (Laughing) Have you ever heard the term binge watch? No. I’m not watching any shows. How do you keep yourself entertained on the tour? I still have to...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Top seed Halep beats Pliskova at Dubai to win second WTA title of year

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Top-seeded Simona Halep scored her second title of the season with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Karolina Pliskova at the Dubai Championsips on Saturday. Halep, who won the Shenzhen title last month, benefited from a large contingent of Romanian fans, who constantly cheered ''Si-mon-a'' from the stands. Pliskova surrendered her serve in the seventh game of...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Halep wins 2nd WTA title of year at Dubai Championships

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Top-seeded Simona Halep scored her second title of the season with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Karolina Pliskova at the Dubai Championsips on Saturday. Halep, who won the Shenzhen title last month, benefited from a large contingent of Romanian fans, who constantly cheered ''Si-mon-a'' from the stands. Pliskova surrendered her serve in the seventh game...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dubai: Karolina Pliskova plays through sand storm to reach final

  Karolina Pliskova played through a sand storm and advanced to the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 Friday. The 17th-seeded Pliskova reached her second final of the year. She will next face either top-seeded Simona Halep and third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki.
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Pliskova advances to Dubai Tennis Championships final

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Karolina Pliskova played through a sand storm and advanced to the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 Friday. The 17th-seeded Pliskova reached her second final of the year. She will next face either top-seeded Simona Halep and third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki.
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Karolina Pliskova reaches Dubai semis, again beating Safarova

  For the second consecutive week, Karolina Pliskova advanced to the semifinals of a tournament by beating Lucie Safarova. On Thursday at the Dubai Tennis Championships, Pliskova recovered from a set and a service break down to win 3-6, 7-6 (5) 6-1. The 18-year-old Pliskova, seeded 17th, defeated Safarova in straight sets last week in Antwerp, Belgium. She will next face unseeded...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Karolina Pliskova again beats Safarova to reach semifinals

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) For the second consecutive week, Karolina Pliskova advanced to the semifinals of a tournament by beating Lucie Safarova. On Thursday at the Dubai Tennis Championships, Pliskova recovered from a set and a service break down to win 3-6, 7-6 (5) 6-1. The 18-year-old Pliskova, seeded 17th, defeated Safarova in straight sets last week in Antwerp, Belgium...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Dubai Tennis Championships: Pliskova plays on fourth continent in 4 weeks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Playing on her fourth continent in the last four weeks, Karolina Pliskova advanced to the second round at the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-4 Monday. The 17th-seeded Pliskova reached the third round at the Australian Open, then went to Canada to play for the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup. After that, she reached...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Pliskova makes the trip to Dubai and reaches 2nd round

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Playing on her fourth continent in the last four weeks, Karolina Pliskova advanced to the second round at the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-4 Monday. The 17th-seeded Pliskova reached the third round at the Australian Open, then went to Canada to play for the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup. After that, she reached...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Suarez Navarro, Pliskova advance to Diamond Games semis

ANTWERP, Belgium -- Fifth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain and eighth-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic set up a semifinal meeting by winning their matches at the Diamond Games on Friday. Suarez Navarro saved 10 break points in a 6-3, 6-2 quarterfinal win against former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy, who dropped her serve five times. Pliskova...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Suarez Navarro and Pliskova advance to Diamond Games semis

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) Fifth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain and eighth-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic set up a semifinal meeting by winning their matches at the Diamond Games on Friday. Suarez Navarro saved 10 break points in a 6-3, 6-2 quarterfinal win against former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy, who dropped her serve five times. Pliskova...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Bouchard, Kerber lose in Diamond Games 2nd round

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) Top-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and second-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany lost in the second round of the Diamond Games on Thursday. Bouchard double-faulted nine times in a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 defeat to Germany's Mona Barthel, while qualifier Francesca Schiavone - a former French Open champion - needed under one hour to beat Kerber 6-1, 6-1. Schiavone next...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2015  |  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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January 16, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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