Karolina Pliskova sweeps past Johanna Konta to win Italian Open
Monday, May 20, 2019, 7:48 AM
Czech fourth-seed Karolina Pliskova swept past Britain's Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-4 to win the WTA Italian Open on Sunday. Pliskova, the 2017 French Open semi-finalist, clinched her 13th career-title, in final-major warm-up tournament on clay before Roland Garros starts on May-26. A break in each set was enough for former-world-number one to get past Konta, sealing victory on her third-match-point after 85-minutes on court.
Pliskova pulls out of Czech team for Fed Cup final against US
Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2:08 PM
World number eight Karolina Pliskova has pulled out of the Czech team for next week's Fed Cup final against defending champions the United States due to a calf injury, she said. "Already in Singapore there were days when I felt pain even when walking and I felt terrible. But I didn't attach much weight to it," she said on Twitter.