Karolina Pliskova swatted aside Caroline Garcia 7-5, 6-4 to secure her place in the quarterfinals of the Qatar Total Open.
WTA Staff

DOHA, Qatar: It was straightforward work for second seed Karolina Pliskova at the Qatar Total Open as she swatted aside Caroline Garcia 7-5, 6-4 to secure her place in the quarterfinals.

The Czech needed a little over an hour to complete her straight-sets win and set up a clash with Zhang Shuai in the next round.

Garcia put in a gutsy performance, though, and was unlucky to lose the only break of a tight first set.

The French player then saved match point in the ninth game of the second set before she finally succumbed to the World No.3.