Sunday, February 2, 2014

Makarova takes Pattaya City title

4th seed Ekaterina Makarova won the Pattaya Open today when she defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 7-6 in the final. Makarova had to win the tiebreak 9-7. It's also worth mentioning that Pliskova hit 10 aces in the match, and 47 in the tournament. And that leads me to Julia Goerges, who went out (to Pliskova) in the semifinals, but who hit 39 aces in three rounds (she had a walkover in the second round). That number includes the 17 aces Goerges hit in her quarterfinal match.

This is Makarova's second WTA title.

4th seeds Peng Shuai and Zhang Shuai won the doubles title, defeating 3rd seeds Alla Kudryatseva and Anastasia Rodionova 3-6, 7-6, 10-6.

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