World No. 5 Pliskova advances at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 13: Amanda Anisimova rcongratulates Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic after their match during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 13, 2018 in Indian Wells, California. AFP

INDIAN WELLS, United States — Fifth seed Karolina Pliskova defeated American Amanda Anisimova 6-1, 7-6 (7/2) in the fourth round of the WTA Indian Wells tournament on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old Czech Pliskova blasted four aces and broke Anisimova’s serve three times in the one hour, 32 minute match.

Pliskova advances to the quarter-finals where she will play either Naomi Osaka of Japan or unseeded Maria Sakkari.