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Karolina Pliskova advances in Montreal tennis tournament

MONTREAL (AP) — Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova posted a 6-3, 6-7 (8), 6-2 win over China’s Lin Zhu in the opening round of the National Bank Open on Monday.

Pliskova, ranked No. 23 in the world, had 11 aces and seven double-faults. She converted five of 16 break points.

Zhu had two aces and eight double-faults. She broke on two of her three opportunities.

It was one of just three women’s singles matches on Monday to reach the finish line as play was temporarily suspended due to rain.

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