MIAMI, FL, USA
Karolina Pliskova held off a late charge from compatriot Barbora strycova 6-1, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Miami Open on Monday.
Leading 6-1, 5-2 in the fourth round match, Pliskova was forced to dig deep to see off Strycova in straight sets to move into the last eight in Miami for the second time in her career. The World No.3 previously reached the quarterfinal stage in 2015.
"Everything was fine, going well, until 6-1, 5-2," Pliskova told WTA Insider after the match. "She played some good games on her side. I was happy to close it because the end was tricky - the end was a little bit shaky, so I was just happy to go through."