Pliskova beats Brengle at Australian Open
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 17, 2019 10:35 AM
Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic waves after defeating United States' Madison Brengle in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) —Karolina Pliskova has set up a third-round match against Camila Giorgi with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 win over Madison Brengle at Melbourne Park.
Pliskova broke the American player's serve six times in seven chances after dropping the opening set. She also sent down seven aces and had 14 service winners.
The seventh-seeded Pliskova has now won all three times she has played Brengle. Pliskova has advanced to the quarterfinals each of the last two years at Melbourne Park, including a loss to eventual finalist Simona Halep last year.
Brengle has lost in the first round the past two years and her best finish here was the fourth round in 2015.