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Pliskova claims Nottingham title

2016-06-12 20:12
Karolina Pliskova (Gallo Images)

Nottingham - Top seed Karolina Pliskova saved six set points to take the first set on a nail-biting tie-break on her way to clinching the Nottingham title on Sunday.

The Czech made it a fifth WTA crown -- but a first on grass -- with the hard-fought 7-6 (10/8), 7-5 victory over Alison Riske of the United States.

Pliskova's first title of 2016 sets her up perfectly for Wimbledon, which begins in two weeks.

The world number 17 also won titles in Prague (2015), Seoul (2014), Linz (2014) and Kuala Lumpur (2013).

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