Karolina Pliskova (4) vs Maria Sakkari (17)
Talk about being up for the fight. Greek taliswoman Maria Sakkari edged 2019 champion Bianca Andreescu 6-7(2), 7-6(6), 6-3 in a three hour, 30 minute marathon. Finishing post 2am in New York.
The world No.14 will need to recover swiftly to tackle 2016 finalist and recent Wimbledon runner-up Karolina Pliskova, who has struck a mind-boggling 58 aces across four matches thus far.
“She’s served lights out,” added Sakkari, 1-1 in their record from two clay duels in Rome. “She has played final here, more experience than me. But I'm just going to stick to what I'm doing best, try to return as good as I can, because that's I think the most important thing against Karolina. Just keep fighting, that's it.”