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Karolina Pliskova wins in singles and doubles at BNP Paribas Open

Karolina Pliskova wins in singles and doubles at BNP Paribas Open

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic was late for a news conference to discuss her 6-3, 6-2 quarterfinal victory over Russian teenager Daria Kasatkina on Thursday at the BNP Paribas Open. But her tardiness was understandable: Pliskova was preparing for a doubles semifinal match, in which she teamed with Julia Goerges of Germany to defeat Sara Errani of Italy and Oksana Kalashnikova of Georgia, 6-4, 6-3.

That made it a win-win day at Indian Wells for No. 18 Pliskova, who had 30 winners, 10 unforced errors and nine aces against Kasatkina. Pliskova's semifinal opponent will be No. 13...

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