The fifth seeded Czech was beaten in the first round of the Wimbledon warm-up tournament on England’s south coast with 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 by Italian qualifier Giorgi.
File image of Karolina Pliskova. AP
London: Former world number one Karolina Pliskova will drop out of the WTA top 10 for the first time in nearly five years after her attempt to keep the Eastbourne title was ruined by Camila Giorgi on Tuesday .
The fifth seeded Czech was beaten 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 by Italian qualifier Giorgi in the first round of the Wimbledon warm-up tournament on England’s south coast.
The Russian Pavlyuchenkova lost in the title match by Roland Garros against Barbora Krejcikova after she had finally reached her first Grand Slam final with a 52nd record attempt.
The runner-up Elina Svitolina kept her nerve and defeated the French Open quarter-finalist Paula Badosa 4-6 , 6-1, 7-6 (7/1).
Bianca Andreescu, seeded third, secured her first victory on grass since 2018, defeating Christina McHale 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.
The British Harriet Dart lost 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4 against the Kazakh number 21 in the world, E lena Rybakina, who defeated Serena Williams at the French Open.
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The Czech defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final on Saturday, the Russian herself improved by 13 places to 19th place, while the Slovenian semi-finalist Tamara Zidansek jumped 38 places to 47th place.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova from Russia, placed 31st, and Tamara Zidansek from Slovenia, placed 85th, each secured their first place in a major semi-final.
Krejcikova, who is 33rd in the world and just played her fifth main field in a slam singles, triumphed 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 for a second career title.
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