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Pliskova rues misfiring serve after Australian Open exit

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MELBOURNE : Karolina Pliskova's serve deserted her at the worst possible time as she fell to a 6-3 7-5 defeat by Magda Linette in the Australian Open quarter-finals on Wednesday but the Czech said she would take some positives from her run at Melbourne Park.The former world number one slipped into the second week of the tournament with little fanfare and reached her second straight Grand Slam quarter-final after her run at last year's U.S.

Open."Super disappointed about today, because I just thought this was a match which I should win and I could win," Pliskova, who missed last year's tournament due to an arm fracture, told reporters. "Obviously the serve was not great today at all."I suppose you can have days like this.

I have been serving really well for like all my matches, and pretty much like for the last two, three weeks."Pliskova made seven double faults compared to just one from her opponent.

The Czech also chalked up 36 unforced errors, more than double Linette's count."On the other hand, I think I played some good tennis here," she added. "All the matches were quite good.

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