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Pliskova wins 2, Nadal ousted after win

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MASON, Ohio (AP) Defending champion Karolina Pliskova pulled off a doubleheader sweep Friday at the Western & Southern Open, reaching the semifinals by winning a pair of matches with little rest in-between. Rafael Nadal couldn't do the same.

Pliskova completed a match that was suspended overnight because of rain, beating qualifier Camila Giorgi in three sets. After a quick turnaround, she needed only 67 minutes to beat a rested Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-4 for a sweep into the semis.

"The first match helped me a little bit to have some rallies already today," Pliskova said. "Physically it was not that tough, so I was warmed up enough."


2017 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 A. Murray 7,750
2 R. Nadal 7,555
3 R. Federer 7,145
4 S. Wawrinka 5,780
5 N. Djokovic 5,325
6 M. Cilic 5,155
7 A. Zverev 4,470
8 D. Thiem 4,030
9 K. Nishikori 3,285
10 M. Raonic 3,230
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2017 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 K. Pliskova 6,940
2 S. Halep 6,150
3 A. Kerber 5,730
4 E. Svitolina 5,650
5 C. Wozniacki 5,340
6 G. Muguruza 5,310
7 J. Konta 4,665
8 S. Kuznetsova 4,410
9 V. Williams 4,157
10 A. Radwanska 3,985
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