Pliskova and Sabalenka reach Tianjin Open quarterfinals

TIANJIN, China — Karolina Pliskova and Aryna Sabalenka both moved closer to a spot in the WTA Finals by reaching the quarterfinals at the Tianjin Open on Wednesday.

The top-seeded Pliskova beat Polona Hercog 6-1, 6-2, while the fourth-seeded Sabalenka defeated Magda Linette 6-1, 6-3.

Pliskova, who saved the one break point she faced in the final game of the match, is 4-1 against Hercog and now in eighth place in the race to qualify for Singapore.

Sabalenka is trying to qualify for the year-end WTA Finals for the first time.

Also, fifth-seeded Hsieh Su-Wei defeated Russian qualifier Veronika Kudermetova 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, and sixth-seeded Petra Martic ousted Chinese wild-card entry Liu Fangzhou 1-6, 6-0, 6-1.

___

More AP tennis coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

People also read these

Del Potro goes for scan after wrist hurt in fall...

Oct 13, 2017

Rafael Nadal has tied Andre Agassi for sixth place on the list of all-time Open Era wins by...

Fortunes can change quickly in the world of golf

Oct 25, 2017

Johnson, Matsuyama, Rahm lead the field at HSBC Champions in final World Golf Championship of the...

Koepka opens with a 64 to lead HSBC Champions

Oct 26, 2017

Koepka starts his adventures in Asia with a water shot and a 64 to lead the HSBC Champions

Chawrasia leads in Hong Kong by 1 stroke

Nov 25, 2017

S.S.P. Chawrasia shot a 1-under 69 in the third round for a one-stroke lead at the Hong Kong Open

Fiji crushes NZ 50-7 to roll into Hong Kong 7s...

Apr 7, 2018

Fiji has crushed New Zealand 50-7 to complete pool play unbeaten at the Hong Kong Sevens

Sign up now!

Advertisement