New Czech tennis hope Pliskova takes another step forward
Yahoo News - about 2 years
Czech talent Karolina Pliskova, 22, gave a further hint of an exciting future to come as she got the better of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Dubai Open on Monday. "It's a good start but I'm just trying to continue the progress of last year," said the woman from Prague, who smartly avoided any comparisons with her compatriots Martina Navratilova, the winner of 18 Grand Slam titles, and Petra Kvitova, the reigning Wimbledon champion. Pliskova could go on to a last-16 tie with Ana Ivanovic, the former world number one from Serbia, and if she were to progress further then a meeting with Venus Williams, the defending champion, is a possibility. Earlier Peng Shuai, the Chinese number one who is saddled with the task of filling the shoes of the legendary Li Na, made skilful progress in dealing with that unwanted role both on and off the court.
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