Makarova takes Pattaya Open with win over Pliskova

by: AP February 02, 2014

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PATTAYA, Thailand -- 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.

The 28th-ranked Makarova says "I had to focus on my return to make the points. I'm really happy as it's my second title."

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