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     === News Summaries from The Sports Network - Sunday, September 21 ===
 
 
                  === Pliskova downs Lepchenko in Seoul final ===
 
 Seoul,  Korea  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Karolina Pliskova  of the Czech Republic
 claimed  a hard-fought  6-3,  6-7  (5-7), 6-2  victory  over American  Varvara
 Lepchenko in the finals of the Korea Open.
 
 Pliskova,  whose lone  WTA title  came  last year  in Kuala  Lumpur, made  her
 fourth  final of  2014 and finally was  on the winning side of the ledger. She
 previously  lost  to Ekaterina Makarova  in Pattaya  City back in February and
 fell  to Eugenie  Bouchard in  May  at Nuremburg  before last  week's loss  to
 Sabine Lisicki in Hong Kong.
 
 Lepchenko,  seeded  fifth this week, made  her first WTA final appearance. Her
 best previous  result  was a  semifinal loss  to Angelique Kerber  at the U.S.
 Open tune-up in Stanford last month.
 
 Pliskova  won  the only prior meeting  with Lepchenko, a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 triumph
 five years ago at an ITF event in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
 
 Pliskova took home $111,389 for the championship win.
 
 
           === Ivanovic defeats Wozniacki to capture Tokyo title ===
 
 Tokyo,  Japan  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Ana Ivanovic defeated Caroline Wozniacki
 to win the title at the Pan Pacific Open on Sunday.
 
 In  a  matchup of former  world No. 1s, Ivanovic  took down Wozniacki 6-2, 7-6
 (7-2)  to capture her 15th singles title and fourth this year. Ivanovic didn't
 drop a single set in this event.
 
 Ivanovic  fired four aces and improved to 5-2 lifetime against Wozniacki, with
 this match being the first time the two had met in a final.
 
 The  26-year-old Serb  beat Venus  Williams in  Auckland to  start the  season
 and  topped  Jovana Jaksic  in  Monterrey  in  April  before losing  to  Maria
 Sharapova  in  Stuttgart  a  few  weeks  later.  Ivanovic  then  beat  Barbora
 Zahlavova  Strycova  at the Wimbledon  tune-up in Birmingham before falling to
 Serena Williams in the Cincinnati final prior to the U.S. Open.
 
 Wozniacki won this event in 2010, while Ivanovic had lost to Martina Hingis in
 the final in 2007.
 
 This was Ivanovic's first event since a stunning second-round exit at Flushing
 Meadows,  while Wozniacki  was  also  playing for  the  first  time since  the
 U.S. Open, when she fell  to Serena Williams  in the final.
 
 Ivanovic collected $196,670 for the victory.
 
 09/21 03:22:51 ET


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