Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Pliskova squeaks by Shuai to reach US Open 4th round

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 at 2:03 pm , filed under Tennis News by

Print Print Email this! E-mail   share Comments 0 Comments Views 1166 Views

 

This post was originally published on this site

Top women’s seed Karolina Pliskova advanced to the round of 16, coming back from a match point down to beat No. 27-seeded Zhang Shuai of China 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.

Pliskova faced match point at 5-4 in in the second set, but Zhang committed a backhand error and the tall Czech went on to win the game and the second set.

Pliskova, a finalist at Flushing Meadows a year ago, received a trainer massage on her right forearm before returning for the last set. She gutted out that set, coming to the net to swat a cross-court backhand to close out the match.

Pliskova is one of three women still left in the draw – Spaniard Garbine Muguruza and Ukrainian Elina Svitolina are the others – with a chance to end the tournament No. 1. She next faces the winner of the match between American Jennifer Brady and Monica Niculescu.

Copyright © 2017 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.



Latest Headlines

Featured Video

Tennis News

Laver Cup Betting

Live on Skysports. Mon-Sun from 16:00. Compare tennis odds ... [+]

Svitolina tops Rogers to reach 4th round, keep No. 1 hopes alive

NEW YORK - American Shelby Rogers' marathon run at ... [+]

Pliskova squeaks by Shuai to reach US Open 4th round

Top women's seed Karolina Pliskova advanced to the round ... [+]

Wimbledon

Roger Federer win Wimbledon 2015

Can Roger Federer win Wimbledon 2015

Roger Federer, the world No. 2 Swiss Champion is eyeing to clinch 18th Grand slam this year, as he is possible ... [+]
Roger Federer Rafael Nadal ATP Rankings

Will Roger Federer overtake Rafael Nadal No. 2 in 2014 season

Roger Federer hopes to surpass Rafael Nadal's No. 2 place in the ATP Rankings by end of the 2014 season, where ... [+]
Wimbledon 2014 Finale Live Streaming

Can Roger Federer Challenge Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon Final

Wimbledon Championship 2014 finale will begin at 02:00 pm in Centre Court, where Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are going to ... [+]
Wimbledon 2014 Live Streaming

Roger Federer vs. Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon 2014 Finale

Wimbledon 2014 Live Streaming will kick off at local time 02:00pm in Centre Court, as Roger Federer will take on Novak ... [+]