Eastbourne International: Pliskova reaches last 16 as Mertens retires in third set
Karolina Pliskova benefited from the abandonment of Elise Mertens (6-7 (3), 6-3, 3-0) on Monday and will face the winner of the match between Russian Daria Kasatkina and Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina in the next round
Czech Karolina Pliskova advanced to the last 16 of the Eastbourne International when Belgian Elise Mertens retired at Devonshire Park Lawn Club on Monday.
Pliskova, ranked No 18, led 6-7 (3), 6-3, 3-0 when Mertens, ranked No 28, pulled out at Devonshire Park Lawn Club on Monday.
The Czech will face the winner of the match between Russian Daria Kasatkina and Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina next.
Eastbourne WTA 500, other 32 results (Devonshire Park Lawn Club, grass, USD 780.637, most recent results first):
- Madison Brengle vs. Caroline Garcia
- Jasmine Paolini vs. Ons Jabeur
- Camila Giorgi vs. Anastasia Potapova
- Petra Kvitova vs. Jelena Ostapenko
- Bernarda Pera vs. Coco Gauff
- Jessica Pegula vs. Qinwen Zheng
- Marie Bouzkova vs. Beatriz Haddad Maia
- Petra Martic vs. Katie Boulter
- Barbora Krejcikova vs. Xiyu Wang
- Madison Keys vs. Tereza Martincova
- Daria Kasatkina vs. Anhelina Kalinina
- Jodie Burrage vs. Lauren Davis
- Sorana Cirstea vs. Ana Bogdan: monday
- Shuai Zhang vs. Harriet Dart: monday
- Camila Osorio (Q) beat Shelby Rogers: 6-4, 6-4