Result: Ekaterina Makarova wins Pattaya Open title

Ekaterina Makarova wins the second WTA title of her career with a straight-sets victory over Karolina Pliskova in the final of the Pattaya Open.

Ekaterina Makarova has won the second WTA title of her career with a straight-sets victory over Karolina Pliskova in the final of the Pattaya Open.

The Russian world number 28 clinched the opening set 6-3 before closing out the match 7-6(7) against her Czech opponent.

The 25-year-old's previous title came at Eastbourne in 2010 thanks to a surprise win against Victoria Azarenka.

Makarova's triumph over Pliskova has seen her take home prize money of around £153,000.

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