Top-ranked Halep loses to Pliskova

MADRID | Top-ranked Halep loses to Pliskova in Madrid quarterfinals

MADRID — Top-ranked Simona Halep lost to Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals 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. “This was one of my … Continue reading MADRID | Top-ranked Halep loses to Pliskova in Madrid quarterfinals