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Simona Halep defeated in straight sets by Karolina Pliskova at quarter final stage of Madrid Open

  • Simona Halep was the two-time defending champion at the Madrid Open
  • But she lost 6-4, 6-3 to Karolina Pliskova on Thursday in the quarter finals
  • Pliskova gave her no chance, breakingserve four times and hitting 2- winners

Top-ranked Simona Halep lost to Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarter finals on Thursday.

Halep was the two-time defending champion and on a 15-match winning streak at the clay-court tournament.

But Pliskova gave the Romanian no chance, breaking her serve four times and hitting 20 winners.

Simona Halep was defeated in straight sets by Karolina Pliskova in the Madrid Open

Simona Halep was defeated in straight sets by Karolina Pliskova in the Madrid Open

Halep was the two-time defending champion and on a 15-match winning streak before her loss

Halep was the two-time defending champion and on a 15-match winning streak before her loss

'This was one of my best matches of the year,' the sixth-seeded Pliskova said. 

'I feel amazing since in the last six matches I lost to her. I never thought I would beat her. My serve was great and everything went my way.'

Pliskova won her 10th career title in April, when the Czech was victorious on clay in Stuttgart.

Pliskova gave her opponent no chance, breaking her serve four times and hitting 20 winners

Pliskova gave her opponent no chance, breaking her serve four times and hitting 20 winners

 

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