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Tennis: Pliskova, Zhang win in Malaysian Open first round

Czech tennis star Karolina Pliskova breezed into the second round of the BMW Malaysian Open on Tuesday with a straight-sets win, while China's Zhang Shuai also progressed. The second-seeded Chinese, who is ranked 45th in the world, had a tougher time than Pliskova but in the end beat compatriot Zheng Saisai 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. Pliskova, who won the competition last year for her only WTA title to date, thrashed Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic 6-2, 6-2 in a game that was postponed from Monday due to rain.

Kerber overcomes blip to beat local hope Gajdosova

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ninth-seed Angelique Kerber shook off a second-set blip to advance to the second round of the Australian Open on Monday with a 6-3 0-6 6-2 win over local wildcard Jarmila Gajdosova. After an error-strewn first set, the 26-year-old Gajdosova looked out of the match in the second when she rolled her left ankle on Rod Laver Arena and needed a medical timeout in the opening game.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Fed Cup world group quarterfinal Czech Republic v Australia latest

Feb 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Latest from the Fed Cup World Group Quarterfinal match between Czech Republic and Australia on Saturday 1-Czech Republic lead Australia 2-0 On Saturday Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Samantha Stosur (Australia) 7-6(6) 7-6(4) Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Jarmila Gajdosova (Australia) 7-6(2) 6-3

Tennis-Australian Open mixed doubles final result

Jan 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Australian Open Mixed Doubles Final on Sunday Jarmila Gajdosova/Matthew Ebden (Australia) beat Lucie Hradecka/Frantisek Cermak (Czech Republic) 6-3 7-5

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Australian Open mixed doubles semifinal results

Jan 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Mixed Doubles Semifinal matches on Friday Lucie Hradecka/Frantisek Cermak (Czech Republic) beat Kveta Peschke/Marcin Matkowski (Czech Republic/Poland) 3-6 7-5 10-7 Jarmila Gajdosova/Matthew Ebden (Australia) beat Yaroslava Shvedova/Denis Istomin (Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan) 7-5 7-6(5)

UPDATE 30-Tennis-Australian Open women's singles round 1 results

Jan 15 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 20-Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) beat Jarmila Gajdosova (Australia) 6-1 7-5 Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) beat 24-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) 7-5 3-6 7-5 Jamie Hampton (U.S.) beat 31-Urszula Radwanska (Poland) 6-2 6-4 Luksika Kumkhum (Thailand) beat Sofia Arvidsson (Sweden) 7-6(5) 6-4 Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) beat Greta Arn (Hungary) 6-2 6-2 Eleni Daniilidou (Greece) beat Karolina Pliskova (Czech
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