Alastair Grant
June 12, 2016

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova saved seven set points before beating Alison Riske of the United States 7-6 (8), 7-5 in the Nottingham Open final on Sunday.

Pliskova, who battled a hip injury throughout the Wimbledon warm-up tournament, staved off six set points in the first and another in the second.

'' I really didn't count on having such early success on the grass so I am feeling good ahead of Wimbledon,'' the 17th-ranked Czech player said.

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