US Open 2018: Karolina Pliskova beats Ashleigh Barty to reach quarter-finals

  • Posted: Sep 02, 2018
2018 US Open
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 27 August-9 September Coverage: Live radio coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; live text commentaries on the BBC Sport website

Czech eighth seed Karolina Pliskova saved eight break points to beat Ashleigh Barty in straight sets and reach the US Open quarter-finals.

The 2016 finalist broke in the opening game of the first set and the third game of the second to win 6-4 6-4.

But she withstood plenty of pressure from the Australian 18th seed.

Pliskova will face either American 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams or unseeded Estonian Kaia Kanepi for a place in the last four.

“It was very tough even though the score looks easy,” Pliskova said. “I’m very happy to be through.”

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