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Pliskova into Toronto quarters; Venus, Kerber ousted

Published by , Friday 08/11/17 08:25

World number one Karolina Pliskova advanced to the quarter-finals of the WTA Toronto hardcourt tournament while Venus Williams and Angelique Kerber crashed out in straight sets Thursday. Pliskova's opponent Naomi Osaka abandoned due to a muscle injury, leaving Pliskova to advance 6-2, 6-7 (4/7), 1-0. Pliskova meanwhile was left satisfied after pounding down 12 aces and not dropping her serve once. But she admitted however that she faces a tough challenge holding on to her world number one ranking. "It's going to be tough," Pliskova said. "I'll do my best to stay there as long as I can -- hopefully a few more weeks." Elina Svitolina easily dispatched the 37-year-old Williams 6-2, 6-1 while American Sloane Stephens crushed two-time major championship winner Angelique Kerber by identical 6-2, 6-2 scores. Pliskova will now face former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the last eight.
Source: AFP

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Halep take that spot from Karo
ali il y a 23 minutes
Tbh I like the unpredictability
vishruth.sgs il y a 52 minutes
True Nyteowl. Puts things in perspective doesn't it....
davidcarr9772 il y a 1 heure
This is really great news. No major interruptions at the business end of the tournament. Good work are the best. il y a 1 jour
It is also in his Hometown and there no Atp tournament there so it was obvious he would be included
Vinayak il y a 2 jours
Who is the female?
Hope Foster il y a 2 jours