Makarova beats Pliskova to win Pattaya Open championship
PATTAYA, Thailand (AP)
Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia won her first tournament in almost four years after she beat Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-6 (7) in the final of the Pattaya Open on Sunday.
Makarova needed 1 hour, 36 minutes to defeat the 66th-ranked Pliskova and claim her second career title. She also won in Eastbourne on grass in 2010.
"I had to focus on my return to make the points," the 28th-ranked Makarova said. "I'm really happy as it's my second title."