Pliskova powers previous Wang into spherical of 16 at Cincinnati
Pliskova will now meet Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson within the third spherical. Peterson overcame fellow qualifier Veronika Kudermetova of Russia, 2-6, 7-5, 6-2, additionally on Wednesday.
“I’ve by no means actually seen [Peterson] taking part in, so after all, I’m going to see some movies, or [coach Conchita Martinez] possibly noticed a little bit little bit of the match right this moment,” stated Pliskova. “So we’re going to organize.”
“There’s some new faces, and a few weeks are higher for various gamers,” Pliskova added. “[Peterson’s] overwhelmed some good gamers, Strycova within the qualies, so I do know she’s going to be assured.”
The No.Three seed dominated the opening levels of the match, punching back-to-back volley winners to interrupt Wang for 2-0, then reaching 3-Zero along with her second consecutive love maintain. Wang then dropped serve for a second time after a recreation the place she fired two double faults and two unforced errors, and the Czech was in complete management of the primary set.
Pliskova then confronted two break factors at 4-0, however erased these with a drop volley and ace to succeed in 5-0. Wang lastly obtained on the board with a love maintain, however extra overpowering, forward-moving play by Pliskova garnered her a 3rd love maintain of the set and the one-set benefit after simply 20 minutes.