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WTA National Bank Open: Sakkari eliminated by Pliskova

Karolina Pliskova defeated Maria Sakkari 6-1, 6-7 (9), 6-3 on Thursday night and will face the winner of the match between Canadian Bianca Andreescu and Chinese Qinwen Zheng in the next round

Tennis – WTA Tour Finals – Panamerican Tennis Center, Guadalajara, Mexico – November 10, 2021 Czech Republic’s Karolína Pliskova in action during her group stage match against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza || 212312_0021

Czech Karolina Pliskova, the No 14 seed, advanced to the quarter-finals of the National Bank Open by winning against Greek Maria Sakkari, the No 3 seed, 6-1, 6-7 (9), 6-3 at the Aviva Centre in Toronto on Thursday night.

Pliskova, ranked No 14, will face the winner of the match between Canadian Bianca Andreescu and Chinese Qinwen Zheng next.

The Czech is back at an impressive level this week in Canada as she beat Barbora Krejcikova (6-3, 6-4) and American Amanda Anisimova (6-1, 6-1) earlier in the tournament.

Sakkari, ranked No 4, won against American Sloane Stephens (6-2, 4-6, 6-2).

Toronto WTA 1000, other last 16 results

  • Belinda Bencic vs. Garbine Muguruza: thursday
  • Bianca Andreescu vs. Qinwen Zheng: thursday
  • Yulia Putintseva beat Alison Riske-Amritraj: 6-3, 7-5
  • Beatriz Haddad Maia beat Iga Swiatek (1): 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
  • Jessica Pegula (7) beat Camila Giorgi: 3-6, 6-0, 7-5
  • Simona Halep (15) beat Jil Teichmann: 6-2, 7-5
  • Coco Gauff (10) beat Aryna Sabalenka (6): 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (4)
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