Pliskova, Kerber reach quarterfinals at Eastbourne

Karolina Pliskova and Angelique Kerber reached the quarterfinals at Eastbourne on Wednesday.

The second-seeded Pliskova had 24 winners in a 6-1, 6-2 win over Elise Mertens, setting up a quarterfinal match against either Jelena Ostapenko or Ekaterina Alexandrova.

Kerber beat Rebecca Peterson 7-6 (4), 6-0, while Johanna Konta lost to Ons Jabeur 6-3, 6-2.

In the men’s draw, top-seeded Gustavo Pella lost to Taylor Fritz 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, and Sam Querrey beat fourth-seeded Dusan Lajovic 6-2, 6-3.


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