Czech Republican Karolina Pliskova sealed her second title of the season by defeating Johanna Konta in straight sets in the final of the
Internazionali d’Italia,on Sunday. She won women’s singles title at Women’s Tennis Association’s (WTA) Italian Open 2019, held in Rome.
Karolina Pliskova defeated British number one Johanna Konta with 6-3, 6-4 in 1 hour 25 minutes to become the first Czech to win the women’s singles in Rome since Regina Marsikova 1978.
She was first British woman to reach Italian Open final since Virginia Wade in 1971.
Karolina Pliskova, who lost in the second round in Stuttgart and Madrid, will consequently move up to second in the rankings ahead of the French Open. She has climbed up five places just behind World No.1 Naomi Osaka.
The 27 year old is UK’s Number One player. She defeated two World’s top-10 players to reach finals of Italian Open 2019. She earned a seeding at French Open starting on 26 May 2019,even after losing at final.
Her highest ranking since July 2018 is World No.26 after a great display.