UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
Tennis

Bethanie Mattek-Sands falls in Malaysian Open final

Photo: Stanley Chou/AP

Karolina Pliskova (left) shakes hands with Bethanie Mattek-Sands after their singles final.

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic fought back from a poor first set to beat American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Malaysian Open.

Both players were vying for their first WTA singles title, with the 127th-ranked Pliskova winning in her first final.

Wild card Mattek-Sands - a former top-30 player who has slipped to No. 197 - struggled against her Czech opponent in the third set, which was delayed by more than 30 minutes due to an evening rainstorm.

More Tennis

SI.com

Drag this icon to your bookmark bar.
Then delete your old SI.com bookmark.

SI.com

Click the share icon to bookmark us.