Pliskova and Cibulkova lose opening matches in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova and third-seeded Dominika Cibulkova both lost their opening matches at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Tuesday. Plikova fell 6-2, 6-4 to Kristina Mladenovic, while Cibulkova lost 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 to Ekaterina Makarova in the second round after both had received byes. Top-seeded Angelique Kerber, who would return...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dubai Championships: Pliskova upsets Vinci, Kerber not focused on No. 1 ranking

On Sunday, Krystyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic (No. 58) upset Roberta Vinci of Italy (No. 25) to advance to the second round of the Dubai Tennis Championships. Pliskova may have beat the Italian 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, but she struggled to take the lead, at first. “I was trying to fight the whole match, but sometimes you play bad games,” Pliskova told media after the match. ...
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2 days ago

Krystyna Pliskova upsets Vinci to reach 2nd round in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Krystyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic came from a set down to upset 16th-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Sunday. The 58th-ranked Pliskova, who played under the watchful eye of her twin sister, second-seeded Karolina Pliskova, was facing defeat as Vinci served for the match at 6-3, 5-4. But Pliskova...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Karolina Pliskova beats Caroline Wozniacki to win Qatar Open, her eighth title

On Saturday, No. 3 Karolina Pliskova beat No. 18 Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-4 to win the Qatar Final for the first time. Since winning the Brisbane International in January, Pliskova is now the first player to win two titles in 2017. Her victory will also be her eighth title in her career. Wozniacki won in their last three encounters in 2013 and 2014, but she dropped her first...
Via Excelle Sports
3 days ago

Pliskova beats Wozniacki for first time in Doha WTA final

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Karolina Pliskova beat Caroline Wozniacki for the first time and won their Qatar Open final 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday. Wozniacki won all three previous encounters in 2013 and 2014, but couldn't hold a rally with Pliskova in the final and dropped her first sets of the week. Pliskova won her second WTA title of the year, after Brisbane in January, and the eighth of...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wozniacki and Pliskova advance to Qatar Total Open finals

On Friday No. 2 seed Karolina Pliskova defeated No. 3 seed Dominika Cibulkova 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 at the Qatar Total Open to advance onto the final to face Caroline Wozniacki. Former World No. 1 Wozniacki defeated Olympic gold medalist Monia Puig on Friday 6-1, 6-2 to advance. Pliskova told WTA Tennis, “I’m really excited, especially after what a long, tough day it’s been.”...
Via Excelle Sports
4 days ago

Wozniacki to face Pliskova in rain-delayed Qatar Open final

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki will face second-seeded Karolina Pliskova in the final of the Qatar Open after both were forced to play back-to-back matches in the quarterfinals and semifinals on Friday night due to rain playing havoc the schedule. Wozniacki swept past Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 6-1, 6-2 to reach her second final in...
5 days ago

Pliskova trashes Muguruza, Czechs lead Spain 2-1 in Fed Cup

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) Third-ranked Karolina Pliskova eased past French Open champion Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles to give defending champion Czech Republic a 2-1 lead over Spain in the first round of the Fed Cup on Sunday. Pliskova failed to serve out the match at 5-1 but broke Muguruza in the following game with a forehand winner to put the Czechs...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Karolina Pliskova beats Lara Arruabarrena to even Czechs and Spain at Fed Cup

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic defeated Spain’s Lara Arruabarrena 6-4, 7-5, on Saturday to put defending champion Czech Republic level with Spain at 1-1 in the first round of the Fed Cup. In the first set, Pliskova broke Arruabarrena in the third game and was able to win the rest of her serves to claim the first set. In the second set, Pliskova was up 4-2 before Arruabarrena...
Via Excelle Sports
11 days ago

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...
Via Onthegotennis
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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