The fifth racket of the world, Czech Karolina Pliskova, beat American Alison Riske, who occupies the 51st line of the WTA rating, with a score of 7/6 (3), 7/6 (5) in the third round of the tournament in Dubai.
The match lasted 2 hours and 4 minutes. During this time, the 26-year-old Pliskova performed ten aces, made a mistake three times on serve and sold two break points, and the 28-year-old Riske gave herself through, made five double mistakes and made two breaks.
Earlier in personal meetings was 5: 1 in favor of the Czech. The next rival of Plishkova at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships competition will be Su-Wei Hsieh from Taiwan.