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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

“My Rhythm Was Really Off,” Ivanovic Upset at US Open

(August 28, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS – Former No. 1 and 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic lost control of her serve and her groundstrokes to suffer a second round defeat at the US Open on Thursday to No. 42 Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. The Serbian hit seven double-faults along with 29 unforced errors in the 7-5, 6-4 loss. “I had great leadups to every Grand Slam...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Open: 8th seed Ana Ivanovic loses in round two to Karolina Pliskova

Eighth-seeded Ana Ivanovic is out of the U.S. Open. Ivanovic, who had been having her best season since winning the French Open in 2008, lost to Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-4 in the second round Thursday. Ivanovic had 47 match wins coming into Flushing Meadows, the most of any woman on the tour this year. But she was unable to find a rhythm against Pliskova, a tall, big-hitting Czech...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Eugenie Bouchard Wins Nuremberg Cup for First WTA Title

Eugenie Bouchard (May 24, 2014) Eugenie Bouchard became just the second Canadian in the past 26 years to win a WTA title when she defeated Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 on Saturday to win the Nuremberg Cup to claim her first WTA title.  “This is kind of like a stepping stone for me. Winning a WTA title is of course a goal I’ve had, and I’m so happy...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday Results and Saturday Schedules for Düsseldorf, Nice, Nürnberg and Strasbourg

Düsseldorf Open RESULTS – FRIDAY, 23 MAY 2014 Singles – Semi-finals D[1] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d D Istomin (UZB) 62 46 64 [7] I Karlovic (CRO) d J Vesely (CZE) 76(6) 76(7) Singles – Quarter-finals [1] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d [Q] M Delic (CRO) 75 46 61 Doubles – Semi-finals [3] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) d [2] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) 64 75 M Emmrich (GER) /...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis – Thursday Results and Schedules for Düsseldorf, Nice, Nürnberg and Strasbourg

Düsseldorf Open RESULTS – THURSDAY, 22 MAY 2014 Singles – Quarter-finals D Istomin (UZB) d [3] A Seppi (ITA) 63 64 [7] I Karlovic (CRO) d J Monaco (ARG) 64 36 63 J Vesely (CZE) d J Melzer (AUT) 61 61 Doubles – Quarter-finals [2] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) d P Carreno Busta (ESP) / J Sousa (POR) 62 63 [3] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) d M Draganja (CRO) / H Kontinen...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wednesday Results and Schedules for Düsseldorf, Nice, Nürnberg and Strasbourg

Düsseldorf Open RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 21 MAY 2014 Singles – Second Round [1] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d T Gabashvili (RUS) 63 61 J Monaco (ARG) d [2] M Granollers (ESP) 61 62 [3] A Seppi (ITA) d A Mannarino (FRA) 62 61 J Melzer (AUT) d [4] J Sousa (POR) 76(6) 46 64 [7] I Karlovic (CRO) d [WC] N Milojevic (SRB) 64 75 [Q] M Delic (CRO) d [WC] D Brown (GER) 63 60 D Istomin (UZB) d...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Schedules for Düsseldorf, Nice, Nürnberg and Strasbourg

Düsseldorf Open RESULTS – SUNDAY, 18 MAY 2014 Singles – First Round [7] I Karlovic (CRO) d [WC] T Kamke (GER) 36 75 76(5) A Mannarino (FRA) d M Matosevic (AUS) 36 63 64 Doubles – First Round J Brunstrom (SWE) / F Nielsen (DEN) d T Gabashvili (RUS) / I Sijsling (NED) 63 62 M Emmrich (GER) / C Kas (GER) d N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER) 26 64 10-7 SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 19 MAY...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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