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Dubai Duty Free Championships: Pliskova advances to quarter-finals
Karolina Pliskova defeated Anhelina Kalinina 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-2 on Wednesday night and will play the winner of the match between Pole Iga Swiatek, the top seed, and Russian Liudmila Samsonova, the No 14 seed, in the next round
Czech Karolina Pliskova advanced to the last 8 of the Dubai Duty Free Championships by defeating Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-2 at The Aviation Club Tennis Centre on Wednesday.
Pliskova, ranked No 18, will play the winner of the match between Pole Iga Swiatek, the top seed, and Russian Liudmila Samsonova, the No 14 seed, next.
The Czech won against Marketa Vondrousova (6-3, 6-4) and Greek Maria Sakkari, the No 6 seed (6-1, 6-2) ahead of her victory.
In the previous rounds of the Dubai Open, Kalinina, ranked No 33, edged out Russian Veronika Kudermetova, the No 10 seed (6-3, 5-7, 7-5) and won against qualifier Dayana Yastremska (5-7, 6-2, 6-3).
Dubai WTA 1000, other last 16 results (The Aviation Club Tennis Centre, hard, USD 2.788.468, most recent results first):
- Barbora Krejcikova vs. Petra Kvitova
- Jelena Ostapenko vs. Aryna Sabalenka
- Elena Rybakina vs. Coco Gauff
- Iga Swiatek vs. Liudmila Samsonova
- Belinda Bencic vs. Karolina Muchova
- Madison Keys vs. Victoria Azarenka: wednesday
- Jessica Pegula (3) beat Ana Bogdan (Q): 6-4, 6-3