Karolina Pliskova keeps no. 1 hopes alive by reaching Toronto quarters
Karolina Pliskova kept the pressure on Naomi Osaka in the battle to take the world number one ranking by reaching the quarter-finals of the WTA tournament in Toronto on Thursday.
Pliskova, 27, must reach the semi-finals to have a chance of reclaiming the world number one ranking but if Osaka makes the last-eight, then Pliskova would need to reach the final to stay in contention.
French Open champion Ashleigh Barty’s stint as the world’s top-ranked player ended after she was knocked out on Tuesday.
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