WATCH | ‘I never cry’ – Emotional Wimbledon runner-up Pliskova wins over Centre Court crowd | Sport

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Czech Republic tennis star Karolina Pliskova

Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova could not overcome red-hot Ashleigh Barty in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.

Pliskova, who was appearing in her first Wimbledon final, lost 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-3 to the world number one Australian.

The 29-year-old became the fourth Czech woman to appear in a Wimbledon singles final in the Open era. 

Following her loss, Pliskova was visibly emotional after receiving the runner-up trophy in front of a capacity crowd at the All England Tennis Club.

“I never cry, never, and now,” she said stepping back a bit.

“I want to say Ash [Barty] played an incredible tournament, I fought to make it difficult for her but she played very well so congrats to her.

“I want to thank all my team. All the success goes to them, without them I would not be here, and my family of course.

“No matter which trophy I have we have had an incredible two weeks here.”

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