Tennis - Russian Ekaterina Makarova defeated one Czech woman in Pattaya on Saturday and will face another in the finals of the PTT Pattaya Open on Sunday. Fourth seeded Makarova got past Andrea Hlavackova 63 06 64 and will next meet the young Czech Karolina Pliskova in the finals.
Pliskova defeated German Julia Goerges in a three-setter as well 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. Makarova, who has won only one career singles title so far, said that she was happy with her ability to fight, on Saturday "The best part of my game is that I was fighting.
She's playing so aggressive, so flat. It was difficult to return because she was serving so good today. At the end of the second set I was so angry because here I'd already played two matches in three sets and I really wanted to finish it in two sets. But she played amazing all that set and it was difficult to do anything."