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Karolina Pliskova reaches fourth round

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Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova reacts after a point against Paraguay's Veronica Cepede Royg

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ByBen Snowball
20/01/2018 at 02:56 | Updated 20/01/2018 at 06:04
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Karolina Pliskova battled into the Australian Open fourth round with a 7-6(6) 7-5 win over Lucie Safarova.

In a match of just three break points between two Czech seeds, it was the former world number one who held her nerve on Court 3.

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"It's tough to play another Czech player especially as we are Fed Cup team mates," Pliskova said on Margaret Court Arena. "It's always close but I served well and that's the key for me."

Pliskova will next meet either 20th seed Barbora Strycova or Bernarda Pera.

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