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Han earns home win over Kristyna Pliskova in Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea - Local wildcard Han Na-Lae scored just her second and biggest career WTA main draw win on Tuesday, steeling past No.3 seed Kristyna Pliskova, 6-4, 6-4, to reach the secound round at the KEB Hana Bank-Incheon Airport Korea Open.

Han led by a set and a break before Pliskova leveled the second set, but the 25-year-old lefty steadied her nerve to break for the third time in the match to clinch the upset after one hour and 24 minutes on court.

Korean wildcard Han Na-Lae earned an impressive win over the big-serving Kristyna Pliskova to ease into the second round at the KEB Hana Bank-Incheon Airport Korea Open.
A fixture at her home tournament, Han won her maiden WTA main draw match back in 2014 in an all-Korean battle with Jang Su Jeong, and has tended to play her best tennis in South Korea, winning a ITF Challenger tournament in her hometown of Incheon earlier this spring.

Pliskova has been one of the game's most dangerous servers, regularly in contention for the mantle of season-ending ace leader - currently held by sister Karolina. Though she served seven aces against Han, she only managed a 53% first serve percentage, still trying to regain momentum after injuring her dominant hand at the Jiangxi Open in Nanchang.

Standing between Han and a spot in the quarterfinals is Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo, who advanced past Heather Watson in three sets on Monday.

Source: http://www.wtatennis.com/news/han-earns-home-win-over-kristyna-pliskova-seoul

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