Pliskova suffers on-court injury


Kristyna Pliskova, the lefty twin of world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova, is enjoying a rise of her own this season.

But a freak accident Thursday in Nanching, China has left her on the sidelines.


Pliskova was up 3-0 (two breaks) against Nao Hibino of Japan in their second-round match when she appeared to try to fix a big fan blowing on court.

She jammed up her left thumb in the process, and was forced to retire.

The Czech already has withdrawn from next week’s WTA event in Stanford.



Top Stories

New coach for Milos Raonic

Federer confirms he’ll be in Montreal

French player Jérôme Golmard dies of ALS

Rogers Cup wild cards announced

Bouchard and Stephens team up

Tennis icon Bollettieri to star in live show

Video: Guest coach Ferrero gets to work

Video: Around the Citi Open (Sunday)

Photos: Sunday at the Citi Open

Azarenka out of Stanford with virus

First title for Amanda Anisimova

Chirico rock star for the day