Pliskova through to third round at W&S Open

Fifteenth seed Karolina Pliskova booked her spot in the third round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Tuesday after beating Jelena Ostapenko 6-4, 6-1. 

Pliskova is trying to rebound from a duo of poor performances as she fell in the third round at Wimbledon and the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

The 24-year-old will either face Japan’s Misaki Doi or Christina McHale in the third round.

Meanwhile, a number of other players began their campaign on Tuesday and those who progressed to the second round were Annika Beck, Barbora Strycova, Alize Cornet, Alison Riske, Timea Babos and Tsvetana Pironkova.