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Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia beat Andrea Hlavackova 6-3, 0-6, 6-4 Saturday to reach the final of the Pattaya Open where she will play Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic for the first time.
Makarova is chasing her second career title after winning in Eastbourne in 2010. She needed 1 hour, 46 minutes to eliminate Czech doubles specialist Hlavackova.
''She was playing so aggressive, so flat ... I really wanted to fight to make her move,'' the 28th-ranked Makarova said. ''The final will be similar ... I need to do the same like today, making her (Pliskova) move as much as I can.''
Pliskova served 13 aces to beat Julia Goerges of Germany 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in 1 hour, 35 minutes. She reached her second career WTA final after winning the title in Kuala Lumpur last year.
Pliskova took a 3-0 lead in the decisive set but failed to convert two match points at 5-2. However, she served out the match at love in the next game.
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Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia won her first tournament in almost four years after she beat Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-6 (7) in the final of the Pattaya Open on Sunday.
Makarova needed 1 hour, 36 minutes to defeat the 66th-ranked Pliskova and claim her second career title. She also won in Eastbourne on grass in 2010.
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The 21-year-old Pliskova served 13 aces against the error-prone German to win the match in 1 hour, 35 minutes. She reached her second career WTA final after winning the title in Kuala Lumpur last year.
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