Karolina Pliskova Saves Match Point to Win Linz Title

Updated: 13 October 2014 13:58 IST

Karolina Pliskova, who defeated Italy's Camila Giorgi 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, was match point down at 6-5 in the deciding set before she rallied to win her third career title.

Karolina Pliskova Saves Match Point to Win Linz Title
Karolina Pliskova with the Linz WTA trophy. © AP

Linz, Austria:

Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova clinched her third career title when she saved a match point to beat Italy's Camila Giorgi 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) in the Linz WTA final on Sunday.

Pliskova was match point down at 6-5 in the deciding set before she rallied to add the Austrian trophy to triumphs in Kuala Lumpur in 2013 and Seoul last month.

Giorgi has now lost the two finals in which she has appeared.

"It could have been a little easier, but I'm still happy I won the title," said the 22-year-old Czech.

"After I was 5-1 up (in the final set) and she came back and had match point, I was already thinking I would lose."

Topics : Karolina Pliskova Tennis
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