KAROLINA PLISKOVA NEWS

Czech Republic beats Romania 3-2 in Fed Cup

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Defending champion Czech Republic beat host Romania 3-2 Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the Fed Cup. Karolina Pliskova again won her singles rubber of the first-round match, defeating Monica Niculescu 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 after playing for more than 2 1/4 hours. Pliskova later returned to team up with Barbora Strycova for a 6-2, 6-3 win in the deciding...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Romania, Czech Republic 2-2 in Fed Cup

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Karolina Pliskova won her second singles match to put defending champion Czech Republic level at 2-2 with host Romania in their Fed Cup first-round match. Pliskova beat Romania's Monica Niculescu, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in a match lasting 2 hours, 17 minutes. Earlier Sunday, third-ranked Simona Halep put Romania ahead after winning a three-set fight against Petra...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Romania leads Czech Republic 2-1 in Fed Cup

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Home favorite Simona Halep has won a crucial point for Romania in a three-set battle against the Czech star Petra Kvitova on Sunday, increasing Romania's lead to 2-1 at their Fed Cup first-round matchup. The world's No. 3 completed a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win in two hours, 11 minutes in the Transylvanian city of Cluj to roars of approval from the Romanian crowd...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Halep loses to Pliskova in Fed Cup

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Karolina Pliskova ended a three-match losing streak against Simona Halep to give the Czech Republic a 1-0 lead on the opening day of its Fed Cup first-round tie against Romania on Saturday. The 23-year-old Pliskova had never beaten Halep before her 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 win in the Transylvanian city of Cluj. The match lasted more than 2 1 /2 hours. Petra Kvitova...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Halep delays nose op to play title-holding Czechs in Fed Cup

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Simona Halep postponed a nose operation so she can play for Romania against the defending champion Czech Republic in the first round of the Fed Cup this weekend. Halep will face Karolina Pliskova in the first singles on Saturday in Cluj. ''Before I was sick ... and had many problems but now I'm OK,'' Halep said at the draw on Friday. ''I have to have surgery...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Halep postpones op for Fed Cup against Czechs

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) World No. 2 Simona Halep has postponed a nasal operation so she can play for Romania against the Czech Republic in the first round of the Fed Cup World Group. Halep is expected to face Karolina Pliskova in the first singles match on Saturday in the city of Cluj. The 24-year-old year old Halep appeared in good spirits Friday as she appeared with her teammates...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Halep, Dimitrov win at Australian Open tune-up in Sydney

SYDNEY (AP) Top-seeded Simona Halep has booked a semifinal berth at the Sydney International, while fourth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the men's quarterfinals of the Australian Open tune-up event. Halep beat last year's Sydney runner-up Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 7-5 and will next play two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, who defeated Sara Errani of Italy 7-6 (1...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Previewing the women’s draw in Sydney

It’s hard to believe that we’re only a week away from the start of the Australian Open, but the start of the tennis season can sneak up on us quickly. The start of the year is always a bit chaotic with many players in different places in terms of their health and current form. This year is no different with many notable WTA players being cautious, and pulling out of their warm...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Defending champ Czechs beat Russia in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE (AP) Defending champion Czech Republic clinched its fourth Fed Cup title in five years after Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Strycova won the decisive doubles Sunday against the Russian pair of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Elena Vesnina. The Czechs rallied to a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory to take the best-of-five series 3-2, played on an indoor hard court at Prague's O2 Arena,...
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November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Pliskova beats Pavlyuchenkova to level Fed Cup final

PRAGUE -- Karolina Pliskova kept defending champion Czech Republic in the Fed Cup final by defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 6-4 in the second reverse singles on Sunday to level the tie at 2-2. Earlier, Maria Sharapova came from a set down to beat Petra Kvitova 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the first reverse singles to give Russia a 2-1 lead. The best-of-five series will be decided in the...
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November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharapova squares Fed Cup final at 1-1 for Russia

PRAGUE -- Maria Sharapova won to put Russia level with the defending champion Czech Republic at 1-1 in the Fed Cup final on Saturday.Sharapova defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-4, after two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova overcame a slow start to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2-6, 6-1, 6-1.The reverse singles and doubles are on Sunday at O2 Arena, where security has been stepped...
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November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharapova beats Pliskova to even Fed Cup final in Prague

PRAGUE (AP) Maria Sharapova won to put Russia level with the defending champion Czech Republic at 1-1 in the Fed Cup final on Saturday. Sharapova defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-4, after two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova overcame a slow start to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2-6, 6-1, 6-1. The reverse singles and doubles are on Sunday at O2 Arena, where security has...
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November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Venus Williams wins WTA Elite Trophy, will rejoin top 10

Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 7-6 (6) to win the WTA Elite Trophy on Sunday.Pliskova had a set point at 6-5 in the tiebreaker but Williams hit back-to-back forehand winners to close out the win.''Seven weeks here in Asia and now I feel like it's my home,'' Williams said. ''I'm so excited to win the first trophy in Zhuhai. All the players felt so welcome here...
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November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Venus Williams beats Pliskova to win WTA Elite Open

ZHUHAI, China (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 7-6 (6) to win the WTA Elite Trophy on Sunday. Pliskova had a set point at 6-5 in the tiebreaker but Williams hit back-to-back forehand winners to close out the win. With her third win of the year, Williams returns to the top 10 for the first time in more than four years. The tournament brought together 11...
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November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Svitolina rallies to beat Suarez Navarro at WTA Elite Trophy

ZHUHAI, China (AP) Elina Svitolina beat second-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the semifinals of the WTA Elite Trophy on Friday. The eighth-seeded Ukrainian took control after dropping a marathon 80-minute first set, saving four of seven break points in the second and third sets. The tournament brings together 11 of the top players who did not qualify...
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November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Radwanska reaches Tianjin final with win over Pliskova

TIANJIN, China (AP) Agnieszka Radwanska is one win away from sealing her spot at the WTA Finals after beating Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-1 to reach the final of the Tianjin Open on Saturday. The second-seeded Pole will reach the WTA Finals in Singapore if she captures the Tianjin title. Radwanska broke the third-seeded Pliskova's serve four times and saved both break points she faced...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Radwanska to face Pliskova in Tianjin Open semifinals

TIANJIN, China (AP) Agnieszka Radwanska will take on Karolina Pliskova in the semifinals of the Tianjin Open in a match-up between players trying to wrap up spots in the WTA Finals in Singapore. The second-seeded Radwanska rallied from a 5-3 deficit in the opening set against Elizaveta Kulichkova of Russia on Friday to win 7-6 (3), 6-2. The third-seeded Pliskova had 11 aces in a...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Vinci beats Pliskova to reach semifinals of Wuhan Open

WUHAN, China (AP) U.S. Open finalist Roberta Vinci beat Karolina Pliskova 7-6 (2), 6-3 to advance to the semifinals of the Wuhan Open on Thursday. The 15th-seeded Italian saved three of four break points and took advantage of 30 unforced errors by the eighth-seeded Pliskova. Vinci, who has won 10 of her last 11 matches, next faces the winner of the quarterfinal between Venus Williams...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cibulkova beats Suarez Navarro to reach quarters in Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia reached the quarterfinals of the Toray Pan-Pacific Open on Thursday by beating sixth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-4, 6-4. Cibulkova improved her record to 3-0 against Suarez Navarro, who had not won a match in seven tournaments before beating Kateryna Bondarenko here in the first round. Seventh-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska also reached...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Latest on US Open: Safarova is next top women's seed to lose

NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Half of the top 10 seeds in the women's draw are already out of the U.S. Open. The second day of the tournament started just like the first, with sixth-seeded Lucie Safarova the one getting upset this time. The French Open runner-up had a tough first-round matchup against 37th-ranked Lesia Tsurenko and lost...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

U.S. Open women's preview: Can anyone stop Serena?

By Jennifer Piro. The U.S. Open has arrived. The story of the tournament will be Serena Williams’ attempt to complete the calendar Grand Slam, which has not been done since 1988. She’s the overwhelming favorite to win the tournament. She’s won the Open for three years running, so New York has been a happy hunting ground for her. She’ll undoubtedly feel some pressure attempting...
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Connecticut Open: Lucky-loser entry Tsurenko advances in New Haven

  Lucky-loser entry Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine beat fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday in the Connecticut Open quarterfinals. Tsurenko lost in qualifying, but got into the field when top-seeded Simona Halep withdrew because of an injury. Tsurenko has yet to lose a set in the tournament. ''I don't feel any pressure because I'm playing players...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Lucky-loser entry Tsurenko advances in Connecticut Open

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Lucky-loser entry Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine beat fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday in the Connecticut Open quarterfinals. Tsurenko lost in qualifying, but got into the field when top-seeded Simona Halep withdrew because of an injury. Tsurenko has yet to lose a set in the tournament. ''I don't feel any pressure because...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Germany's Kerber outlasts hard-hitting Pliskova

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Angelique Kerber bent her knees nearly to the ground all afternoon to dig out an onslaught of powerful ground strokes by Karolina Pliskova, beating the hard-hitting Czech 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 for the Bank of the West Classic championship Sunday. The left-handed Kerber extended points with her baseline gets on the way to a title in the event she lost at Stanford a...
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August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Germany's Kerber outslugs Pliskova to win Bank of the West Classic

STANFORD, Calif. -- Angelique Kerber bent her knees nearly to the ground all afternoon to dig out an onslaught of powerful ground strokes by Karolina Pliskova, beating the hard-hitting Czech 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 for the Bank of the West Classic championship Sunday. The left-handed Kerber extended points with her baseline gets on the way to a title in the event she lost at Stanford a year...
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August 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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