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Pliskova, Kerber reach quarterfinals at Eastbourne

Johanna Konta sits under an umbrella before the Women's Singles match during day four of the Nature Valley International at Devonshire Park in Eastbou...

Johanna Konta sits under an umbrella before the Women's Singles match during day four of the Nature Valley International at Devonshire Park in Eastbou...

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Karolina Pliskova and Angelique Kerber reached the quarterfinals at Eastbourne on Wednesday.

The second-seeded Pliskova had 24 winners in a 6-1, 6-2 win over Elise Mertens, setting up a quarterfinal match against either Jelena Ostapenko or Ekaterina Alexandrova.

Kerber beat Rebecca Peterson 7-6 (4), 6-0, while Johanna Konta lost to Ons Jabeur 6-3, 6-2.

In the men's draw, top-seeded Gustavo Pella lost to Taylor Fritz 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, and Sam Querrey beat fourth-seeded Dusan Lajovic 6-2, 6-3.

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