World No. 5 Pliskova advances at Indian Wells

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Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic returns a ball to Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their semi-final tennis match at the WTA Qatar Total Open in Doha.

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic returns a ball to Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their semi-final tennis match at the WTA Qatar Total Open in Doha.

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Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic returns a ball to Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their semi-final tennis match at the WTA Qatar Total Open in Doha.

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic returns a ball to Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their semi-final tennis match at the WTA Qatar Total Open in Doha.

INDIAN WELLS - Fifth seed Karolina Pliskova defeated American Amanda Anisimova 6-1, 7-6 (7/2) in the fourth round of the WTA Indian Wells tournament on Tuesday.

 

 

The 25-year-old Czech Pliskova blasted four aces and broke Anisimova&39;s serve three times in the one hour, 32-minute match.

Pliskova advances to the quarter-finals where she will play either Naomi Osaka of Japan or unseeded Maria Sakkari.