Pliskova, seven consecutive triumphs on the ground; Bertens retires

After winning the title and two of the ranking in Rome, the Czech is already in third at the expense of Kucova (double 6-2). Martic, his next obstacle. Bertens withdrew before Kuzmova.

Suma and follow for Karolina Pliskova. The Czech got her seventh straight victory on clay on Wednesday at the expense of 29-year-old Kristina Kucova of Slovakia and number 203 of WTA. And it was an authoritative: 6-2 and 6-2 in 57 minutes with a good 77% of first and a great balance between winning shots, 29, and unforced errors, 11.

A more reflection of the good time of way that goes through Pliskova, trained since the last US Open by Conchita Martínez. Last week he rose in Rome with the second Premier Mandatory of his career, at 27 years old, and number two in the world ranking, his best approach to the top since he showed the one in the second half of 2017. And in Paris seems, for the moment, unstoppable (in the first round won by 6-2 and 6-3 to Brengle) waiting to appear in their way rivals of more substance. In the third round, for now, will hold Petra Martic, the 28-year-old Croatian and 31st in the world who won the Istanbul tournament this season.

Bertens retires in the first set against Kuzmova

Among the favorites, the Dutch Kiki Bertens could not go ahead on Wednesday. Recently champion at the Mutua Madrid Open, Bertens suffered some physical problems in the pubic area and had to leave when she was with a disadvantage break in the first set against the Slovakian Viktoria Kuzmova (3-1) . 27 years old and number four in the world, aspired to take the first place of the WTA in Paris. Kuzmova, meanwhile 46 of the world at 21, will be the next rival of Johanna Konta or Lauren Davis.

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