ALEXANDROVA 2-6 6-4 3-6 PLISKOVA: In the end Pliskova's superior power and experience told, fighting back in that third to secure a tie against Carina Witthoeft.
Ekaterina Alexandrova - Karolína Plíšková
French Open women - 1 June 2017
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ALEXANDROVA 2-6 6-4 3-5 PLISKOVA: That's a brave service game from Alexandrova, saving match point and throwing down an ace for good measure.
ALEXANDROVA 2-6 6-4 2-5 PLISKOVA: Pliskova is stalking around with confident gait now as she holds and victory is in sight. That second set slump was just a glitch, then?
ALEXANDROVA 2-6 6-4 2-4 PLISKOVA: A break for the second seed, and Alexandrova looks like she's out of ideas here.
ALEXANDROVA 2-6 6-4 2-3 PLISKOVA: Pliskova holds serve and isn't looking as wobbly as she was at the end of the second.
ALEXANDROVA 2-6 6-4 2-2 PLISKOVA: Alexandrova secures the break back swiftly. However, in the next game, Pliskova comes from 40-0 down to put some pressure on the Alexandrova serve with several deuces. However, the Russian 22-year-old holds though.
ALEXANDROVA 2-6 6-4 0-2 PLISKOVA: The potential upset on the cards Philippe-Chatrier is on hold. Pliskova breaks early doors to open up a two-game advantage.
ALEXANDROVA 2-6 6-4 PLISKOVA: Interesting. Ekaterina Alexandrova has taken the second to level things up against a very shaky second seed, Karolina Pliskova.