WUHAN, China, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Czech third-seed Karolina Pliskova needed only 48 minutes to clobber China's Wang Qiang in the third round of the Dongfeng Motors Wuhan Open here on Wednesday.
This was a match during which there was never any doubt at all, with Pliscova breaking Wang's service game 4 times on the way to a domineering 6-2, 6-1 victory.
Wang's loss ends the hopes of home fans here at the Optics Valley Tennis center, with no Chinese entrants remaining in the running.
"I felt great today, I think it was the perfect match from the first point. I'm really happy," Pliscova beamed on court after the match.
Pliscova goes on to face Australian Ashleigh Barty in the quarterfinals tomorrow.