Anastasia Gasanova started 2021 looking to break into the top 200 but has already defeated WTA Tour stalwart Karolina Pliskova.
From strong positions in the deciding set of their matches, Karolina Pliskova and Coco Gauff found a way to lose at the WTA Ostrava Open.
Jelena Ostapenko stunned French Open second seed Karolina Pliskova, but the rest of the big names in the draw came through unscathed.
Jelena Ostapenko is back on the march at the French Open, but Karolina Pliskova says the Latvian may struggle to land Roland Garros title.
French Open favourite Simona Halep won her third consecutive title after Karolina Pliskova retired in the second set in Rome.
Spectators were allowed to witness the semi-finals of the Internazionali d'Italia, with Simona Halep maintaining her winning streak.
Simona Halep was on court for just 47 minutes on Saturday so will be feeling fresh when she faces Garbine Muguruza in the Rome semi-finals.
Karolina Pliskova and Simona Halep avoided upsets at the Internazionali d'Italia, as Garbine Muguruza swept Johanna Konta aside.
Runner-up in 2016, Karolina Pliskova made a second-round exit at the US Open.
Naomi Osaka made a winning start at Flushing Meadows, where Karolina Pliskova triumphed and Coco Gauff was eliminated.