Pliskova wins Rome title, moves to No. 2

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ROME (AP) - Karolina Pliskova captured the biggest clay-court title of her career by beating Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Italian Open final.

Adding to a very consistent year from the 2016 U.S. Open runner-up, the victory will move Pliskova up to No. 2 in the rankings and makes her one of the contenders for the French Open, which starts next weekend.

"I just hope to take the tennis I was playing here to Paris," Pliskova said. "For sure there's going to be a chance for me if I play this way."

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2019 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 12,115
2 R. Nadal 7,945
3 R. Federer 5,770
4 D. Thiem 4,845
5 A. Zverev 4,745
6 K. Nishikori 3,860
7 S. Tsitsipas 3,790
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3 A. Kerber 5,285
4 K. Bertens 5,115
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6 E. Svitolina 4,866
7 K. Pliskova 4,786
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