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Pliskova powers through in Tianjin

Third-seeded Elise Mertens and Timea Bacsinszky also advanced.

Linette was on Wednesday defeated 1-6, 3-6 by Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka.

The Belarusian won the match 6-1, 6-3 in one hour and 13 minutes of play.

"I think I was quite good today", Pliskova told the WTA Web site. "I didn't lose my serve, which I think was important".

Pliskova, now holding eighth spot in the Race to Singapore standings, must reach the semi-finals in Tianjin to secure one of the three available qualifying places for the season-ending tournament starting on October 21.

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The victory kept the Belarussian's hopes of a spot at the WTA Finals in Singapore alive, although she would have to lift the trophy this week to have a chance.

Sabalenka is trying to qualify for the year-end WTA Finals for the first time. Linette had no real chance to give a turnaround and went on to suffer the 16th defeat in 17 career clashes against Top 20 opponents.

Petra Martic battled back to see off Fangzhou Liu 1-6 6-0 6-1, while Hsieh Su-wei needed three sets to topple Veronika Kudermetova 6-2 2-6 6-2.

Zverev is next to play Australia's world No. 33 Alex de Minaur.

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