Makarova to play Pliskova at Pattaya
PATTAYA, Thailand -- Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia beat Andrea Hlavackova 6-3, 0-6, 6-4 Saturday to reach the final of the Pattaya Open where she will play Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic for the first time.
Makarova is chasing her second career title after winning in Eastbourne in 2010. She needed 1 hour, 46 minutes to eliminate Czech doubles specialist Hlavackova.
"She was playing so aggressive, so flat ... I really wanted to fight to make her move," the 28th-ranked ...
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