GARCIA BATTLES PAST PLISKOVA
The second seed of the tournament the French Caroline Garcia battled past the representative of Czech Republic Kristyna Pliskova in three sets – 6/3, 6/7 (6-8), 7/6 (8-6).
In the match that lasted almost three hours Garcia fired 10 aces and made 4 double faults while Pliskova made 20 aces and 12 double. At the end of the second set there was a tie-break in which Pliskova prevailed – 8-6, saving one matchpoint. Third set took players to a tie-breaker in which the French won. Pliskova saved three more matchpoints and Garcia saved one.
In the next match Caroline Garcia will face the winner of the match Chloe Paquet (France) vs Basak Eraydin (Turkey).