TOKYO (AP) — Barbora Strycova advanced to the quarterfinals at the Pan Pacific Open by beating fourth-seeded Jo Konta 7-5, 7-6 (5) Thursday.
At 31, Strycova is the oldest singles player this year and is making her eighth straight main draw appearance in Tokyo. She will next play Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Ninth-seeded Caroline Garcia also advanced, beating Kurumi Nara 6-1, 6-3. She will next face top-seeded Garbine Muguruza.