Eastbourne International: Caroline Wozniacki strolls past Kirsten Flipkens; Karolina Pliskova enters third round

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki started her grass-court season brightly, while top remaining seed Karolina Pliskova moved into round three at Eastbourne on Monday

Agence France-Presse June 25, 2019 09:30:00 IST
Eastbourne International: Caroline Wozniacki strolls past Kirsten Flipkens; Karolina Pliskova enters third round

Eastbourne: Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki started her grasscourt season brightly, while top remaining seed Karolina Pliskova moved into round three at Eastbourne on Monday.

Eastbourne International Caroline Wozniacki strolls past Kirsten Flipkens Karolina Pliskova enters third round

File photo of Caroline Wozniacki. AP

Newly crowned World No 1 Ashleigh Barty withdrew from the Wimbledon tune-up due to an arm injury after her efforts in winning the Birmingham Classic on Sunday.

That means world number three Pliskova is the highest-ranked player in the draw and she became the first player into the last-16 with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Russia's Margarita Gasparyan.

Wozniacki, seeded 11th, was also a comfortable winner in the first round as the Dane dispatched Kirsten Flipkens 6-3, 6-4.

"I love playing here, it brings back great memories for me," said Wozniacki, who also won at Eastbourne in 2009.

"I was here for the first time when I was 14, so that's basically half of my life."

Wozniacki faces German Andrea Petkovic in round two.

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