Pliskova Overcomes Rain, Martic For Zhengzhou Title

by Staff | September 15th, 2019, 9:44 pm
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After a disappointing US Open, World No. 2 Karolina Pliskova came out on top at the Zhengzhou event beating Petra Martic 6-3, 6-2.

Overall, it was the Czech’s 15th career title in 27 finals and her tour-leading fourth of 2019. The 27-year-old dropped just one set coming to Sofia Kenin in the quarterfinals.

“I think I played good matches,” said Pliskova. “Of course, not all of the matches were perfect, the week never can be really perfect because it’s so many days and so many things can be just different every day.

“I beat some good players, tough players, which I maybe lost to a couple times as well before. I think that was the biggest plus of this week, especially with Petra, I think I lost a couple times in the last times. These wins are always important, doesn’t matter where you play, which tournament you play, but it’s always important.

“Of course to get the trophy it’s always special, so it doesn’t matter really which week or how big the tournament is, it’s always good.”

Pliskova has also won nine of her last 11 finals.

Martic was appearing in her fourth final, seeking a second title after Istanbul earlier this year. She was ahead of Pliskova 4-1 in their series but was no match today.

The final was delayed some six hours and then suspended early on due to rain.

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