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Karolina Pliskova beats Ashleigh Barty to reach U.S. Open quarterfinals

US Open Tennis

Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, returns a shot to Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)


Karolina Pliskova reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the third consecutive year, beating No. 18 seed Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-4.

Pliskova was the runner-up at Flushing Meadows in 2016, when she beat Serena Williams in the semifinals. They could meet again this year in the quarters.

Against Barty, the eighth-seeded Pliskova won all 10 of her service games, saving 8 of 8 break points.