Makarova takes Pattaya Open with win over Pliskova

by: AP | February 02, 2014

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

AP Photo

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."

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Steve Flink: A journalist's journey into the Tennis Hall of Fame

The newest ITHOF member recalls a life lived in tennis, and an unforgettable induction.

Roger Federer vacations in Italy with family

The Wimbledon champion certainly deserved a few days off.

Seeking fourth Atlanta title in five seasons, Isner tops Pospisil

The American will next face Lukas Lacko, who defeated Donald Young.