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Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches career-high ranking, Karolina Pliskova climbs five places ahead of French Open

Stefanos Tsitsipas failed to repeat his Madrid last-four win over Rafael Nadal, as the 17-time Grand Slam champion went on to lift his ninth Rome title.
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his semi final match against Spain's Rafael Nadal.(REUTERS)
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his semi final match against Spain's Rafael Nadal.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 20, 2019 11:50 PM IST
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Karolina Pliskova sweeps past Johanna Konta to win Italian Open

Pliskova, the 2017 French Open semi-finalist, clinched her 13th career title, in the final major warm-up tournament on clay before Roland Garros starts on May 26.
Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova kisses a trophy as she celebrates winning the final against Britain's Johanna Konta.(REUTERS)
Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova kisses a trophy as she celebrates winning the final against Britain's Johanna Konta.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 19, 2019 07:50 PM IST
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Petra Kvitova beats Anett Kontaveit to win Stuttgart Open title

The Czech star, a two-time Wimbledon champion and runner-up at the Australian Open in January, succeeds compatriot Karolina Pliskova as champion at the clay-court event.
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova celebrates with the trophy after the winning the Stuttgart Tennis Grand Prix.(REUTERS)
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova celebrates with the trophy after the winning the Stuttgart Tennis Grand Prix.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 29, 2019 01:28 AM IST
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Ashleigh Barty defeats Karolina Pliskova to capture WTA Miami Open title

Ashleigh Barty quit tennis five years ago after finding the mental grind of the tour too much to bear, turning to professional cricket in a bid to find sporting happiness.
Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, celebrates after defeating Carolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic.(AP)
Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, celebrates after defeating Carolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic.(AP)
Updated on Mar 31, 2019 01:23 AM IST
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Miami Open: Karolina Pliskova beats Simona Halep, sets up final against Ashleigh Barty

“I think I played great the second set. I think (Halep) could maybe do a little bit better. Maybe she was, of course, frustrated about the first set where it didn’t really go her way. I played some good shots, and it turned after the break. But, yeah, that’s how it is, and I’m happy with my level,” WTA quoted Karolina Pliskova as saying after the match.
File image of Karolina Pliskova.(AFP)
File image of Karolina Pliskova.(AFP)
Published on Mar 29, 2019 05:20 PM IST
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Petra Kvitova, Karolina Pliskova snub Fed Cup playoffs against Canada

World number two Kvitova and seventh-ranked Pliskova led the Czechs to six trophies in the last eight Fed Cups.
File image - Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova (L) shakes hands with her compatriot Petra Kvitova.(AFP)
File image - Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova (L) shakes hands with her compatriot Petra Kvitova.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 21, 2019 10:30 PM IST
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Indian Wells Masters: Angelique Kerber, Belinda Bencic power into semis

A slew of errors came at the worst possible time for Venus Williams on Thursday as she blew a first set tiebreak before losing 7-6(3) 6-3 to Angelique Kerber in the BNP Paribas Open quarter-finals in Indian Wells
Angelique Kerber in action against Venus Williams during their quarterfinal match at the Indian Wells.(Reuters)
Angelique Kerber in action against Venus Williams during their quarterfinal match at the Indian Wells.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 15, 2019 11:58 AM IST
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Dubai Open: Hsieh wins last six games to upset Karolina Pliskova

Hsieh Su-wei won the last six games to beat fourth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 on Thursday in Dubai and will face a woman she has never beaten, Petra Kvitova, in the semi-finals
Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan serves to Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic during their quarter final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday.(AP)
Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan serves to Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic during their quarter final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday.(AP)
Updated on Feb 21, 2019 11:39 PM IST
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Kvitova, Halep, Pliskova blow into quarters in windy Dubai

Crowd favourite and third seed Halep coped with the gusty conditions the Aviation Club as she beat Lesia Tsurenko 6-3, 7-5, breaking seven times.
File picture of Simona Halep(AFP)
File picture of Simona Halep(AFP)
Published on Feb 20, 2019 10:43 PM IST
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‘Super tired’ Pliskova fifth star to pull out of Qatar Open

The world number five joins Caroline Wozniacki, Ashleigh Barty and Caroline Garcia as a player who has pulled out since the tournament started.
Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic(AFP)
Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic(AFP)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 08:54 PM IST
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Six of world’s top 10 tennis players to play in Qatar Open

Naomi Osaka withdrew last week due to a back injury, leaving a big hole to fill for tournament organisers, which they have done with a strong field including three former world number ones.
Romania's Simona Halep in action during the match against Serena Williams.(REUTERS)
Romania's Simona Halep in action during the match against Serena Williams.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 10, 2019 06:46 PM IST
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Naomi Osaka pulls out of Qatar Open with injury

“I am sorry to have withdraw from Doha this year as I was looking forward to playing and seeing my fans there,” the 21-year-old said in a statement.
File picture of Naomi Osaka(AFP)
File picture of Naomi Osaka(AFP)
Updated on Feb 06, 2019 09:31 AM IST
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Australian Open 2019: Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova chase double delight

Osaka is one win away from becoming the first player since Jennifer Capriati to win the next Grand Slam after her maiden major title.
Japan's Naomi Osaka celebrates her victory against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova.(AFP)
Japan's Naomi Osaka celebrates her victory against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 25, 2019 03:06 PM IST
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Australian Open 2019: Petra Kvitova finds killer instinct when in ‘bubble’ - Coach Jiri Vanek

The 28-year-old Czech is now one match away from crowning one of the bravest comebacks in tennis after beating Danielle Collins 7-6(2) 6-0 to reach her first final at Melbourne Park this year.
Petra Kvitova celebrates winning match against Danielle Collins.(REUTERS)
Petra Kvitova celebrates winning match against Danielle Collins.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 25, 2019 11:11 AM IST
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Australian Open 2019: Osaka edges Pliskova to set up Kvitova final

Osaka hit winners almost at will from both her forehand and backhand and broke Pliskova’s service games twice while facing not a single breakpoint to canter through the first set.
Japan's Naomi Osaka celebrates after winning the match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova.(REUTERS)
Japan's Naomi Osaka celebrates after winning the match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 24, 2019 01:01 PM IST
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Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams stunned by Karolina Pliskova fightback

Karolina Pliskova defeated Serena Williams to reach the semi-finals of Australian Open 2019.
Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova shakes hand with Serena Williams.(REUTERS)
Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova shakes hand with Serena Williams.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 23, 2019 10:13 AM IST
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Australian Open: Unheralded American Danielle Collins claws into semis

Danielle Collins, ranked 35 in the world, who has ousted three seeds on her way to the final four, said she was relishing playing on the big stage.
Danielle Collins celebrates after winning her Australian Open quarter-final match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.(REUTERS)
Danielle Collins celebrates after winning her Australian Open quarter-final match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 22, 2019 02:27 PM IST
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Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams’ embarrassing moment - enters court on welcome for World Number 1 - Watch

After rampaging through the early rounds without dropping a set, Serena Williams was at least forced to work for her victory by Simona Halep, who on paper is the top-ranked player in the world.
Updated on Jan 21, 2019 07:18 PM IST
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Australian Open: Karolina Pliskova pushes through to last 16

Karolina Pliskova downed the 27th seeded Camila Giorgi 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 after a 131 minute arm wrestle to set up a fourth round meeting with Spanish 18th seed Garbine Muguruza.
Karolina Pliskova in action during her Australian Open match against Italy’s Camila Giorgi.(REUTERS)
Karolina Pliskova in action during her Australian Open match against Italy’s Camila Giorgi.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 19, 2019 11:40 PM IST
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Australian Open 2019: Svitolina, Pliskova keep Slam dreams alive ahead of Serena entrance

World number one Simona Halep, who narrowly survived a first-round scare, is also back on court against American Sofia Kenin, who won the warm-up Hobart International and is on a six-match win streak.
Ukraine's Elina Svitolina serves against Slovakia's Viktoria Kuzmova during their women's singles match on day four of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 17, 2019(AFP)
Ukraine's Elina Svitolina serves against Slovakia's Viktoria Kuzmova during their women's singles match on day four of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 17, 2019(AFP)
Updated on Jan 17, 2019 09:29 AM IST
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Karolina Pliskova beats Lesia Tsurenko to win Brisbane International

Lesia Tsurenko looked headed for the title when serving for the match at 5-4 in the second set, only for Pliskova to come storming back to win 4-6,7-5, 6-2
The Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova poses with the winner's trophy.(AFP)
The Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova poses with the winner's trophy.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 06, 2019 06:17 PM IST
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Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic off to winning starts in Brisbane International

Grigor Dimitrov, who struggled with an ankle injury towards the end of last season, saved six out of seven break points to down his unseeded opponent in the season-opening tournament.
Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov attends a press conference in Brisbane.(AFP)
Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov attends a press conference in Brisbane.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 31, 2018 06:27 PM IST
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Karolina Pliskova fights back to win Brisbane International opener

Karolina Pliskova, a former world number one, appeared headed for an early exit when she stumbled against Putintseva late in the first set.
Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova gets ready to serve during a practice session.(AFP)
Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova gets ready to serve during a practice session.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 31, 2018 05:01 PM IST
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Pliskova pulls out of Czech team for Fed Cup final against US

Pliskova wore tape on her right calf during the WTA finals in Singapore last month, and her condition has not improved.
File image of Karolina Pliskova.(REUTERS)
File image of Karolina Pliskova.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 04, 2018 10:59 AM IST
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Fed Cup: Kvitova, Pliskova to lead Czech Republic in final

The world number seven and eight, respectively, will team up with 31st-ranked Katerina Siniakova, the world number one in doubles, and 33rd-ranked Barbora Strycova, who is fifth in doubles.
File image of Czech Republic star Petra Kvitova in action during a match(REUTERS)
File image of Czech Republic star Petra Kvitova in action during a match(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 31, 2018 05:38 PM IST
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WTA Finals: Sloane Stephens triumphs, Karolina Pliskova falters in semi-finals

Sloane Stephens defeated Karolina Pliskova to set up a summit clash against Elina Svitolina at the WTA Finals.
Sloane Stephens of the United States celebrates after wining against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.(AP)
Sloane Stephens of the United States celebrates after wining against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.(AP)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 11:02 PM IST
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WTA Finals: Elina Svitolina fights off Kiki Bertens to reach Singapore final

Elina Svitolina advances to meet either versatile American Sloane Stephens or big-hitting Czech Karolina Pliskova, who face off later on Saturday, in the final of the season-ending event.
Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine celebrates after winning against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in Singapore.(AP)
Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine celebrates after winning against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in Singapore.(AP)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 05:30 PM IST
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Elina Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova storm into WTA Finals semi-finals

Elina Svitolina produced one of the best performances of her career to overcome defending champion Caroline Wozniacki in a pulsating round robin encounter and reach the last four of the WTA Finals.
Ukraine's Elina Svitolina celebrates winning her group stage match against Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki.(REUTERS)
Ukraine's Elina Svitolina celebrates winning her group stage match against Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 25, 2018 11:56 PM IST
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WTA Finals: Pliskova storms into semis after beating Kvitova

Pliskova became the first player into the final four after a 6-3, 6-4 triumph in 83 minutes.
Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova celebrates winning her group stage match against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova.(REUTERS)
Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova celebrates winning her group stage match against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 25, 2018 04:34 PM IST
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Angelique Kerber second to Simona Halep in WTA rankings

It’s the highest ranking since July 2017 for Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber, who is gunning to win this week’s WTA Finals in Singapore.
Angelique Kerber is more than 1600 points behind top-ranked Simona Halep.(AFP)
Angelique Kerber is more than 1600 points behind top-ranked Simona Halep.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 22, 2018 05:23 PM IST
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