Tennis

Wild card Mattek-Sands, Pliskova reach Malaysian Open final

{eot}
Associated Press
3/2/2013 10:19:42 AM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Wild card Bethanie Mattek-Sands beat third-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia at the Malaysian Open to reach her first WTA singles final in two years.

Mattek-Sands won the first set 6-4 on Saturday before the semifinal match was suspended for an hour because of rain. When play resumed the American quickly took the second set 6-1 to set up a final against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.

The 127th-ranked Pliskova needed only 46 minutes to defeat fourth-seeded Ayumi Morita 6-0, 6-2 of Japan to reach her first WTA final.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands (Photo: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

zoom

(Photo: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television