Croatian Petra Martic qualified for the quarter-finals of the Tokyo tournament, winning two sets to nil (6-3, 6-4) against Czech Karolina Pliskova, seeded n ° 6, Thursday in night session , at the Ariake Coliseum & Ariake Tennis Forest Park in Tokyo.
Martic, 46th in the world at the WTA, will face China’s Shuai Zhang in the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Open.
The Croatian had now renamed the Japanese qualifier Rina Saigo (6-1, 6-1), before this duel on Thursday against Pliskova, the 20th player in the world at the WTA.
The Czech had beaten the Bulgarian qualifier Isabella Shinikova without being worried by the score (6-2, 6-1).
The other matches of the second round in Tokyo (WTA 500, Ariake Coliseum & Ariake Tennis Forest Park, hard, 757,900 USD, results are displayed from newest to oldest):
- Naomi Osaka – Beatriz Haddad Maia: program Thursday
- Veronika Kudermetova – Fernanda Contreras Gomez: program Thursday
- Liudmila Samsonova – Xinyu Wang: program Thursday
- Claire Liu – Elise Mertens: 6-4, 6-1
- Qinwen Zheng – Paula Badosa (N.1): 6-3, 6-2
- Shuai Zhang – Caroline Garcia (N.2): 4-6, 7-6 7-6 
- Garbine Muguruza (N.3) – Despina Papamichail (Q): 6-4, 6-2