Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
Tennis
Home / Sports / Tennis

Pliskova beats Martic to win Zhengzhou Open title

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-09-16 10:17
Karolina Pliskova during match with Petra Martic. [Photo/VCG]

ZHENGZHOU, China - No.1 seed Karolina Pliskova beat Croatian Petra Martic 6-3, 6-2 to win the women's singles title of Zhengzhou Open on Sunday, claiming a Tour-leading fourth title of the year.

The final of the Premier event delayed by about 6 hours because of rain, which perhaps put off Pliskova, and she lost the first two games. The third game was stopped by rain, which was a turning point of the match, and Pliskova won the 12 of next 15 games.

"I think not really good start for me, so I was just struggling a little bit. In the week, the weather was not perfect. But somehow I managed, even the break which we had when it was 2-0 I think it helped me just to stay calm," Pliskova said.

"Of course the weather you cannot really change, so that was I think the biggest trouble of this week. But otherwise, I won, so I'm not going to complain about anything here," she added.

"I think I was since I came back, I was just improving with every season and this one has been the best so far and the most consistent. I think my level, my game is raising and my fitness level is also getting better, so I can keep it up for longer without big drops. So I think this was the key for me to kind of keep playing consistently," Martic said.

Zhengzhou Open is the only Premier event of WTA in China with a total prize of 1.5 million dollars.

Most Popular

Highlights

What's Hot
Top
BACK TO THE TOP
English
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US