In a match of just three break points between two Czech seeds, it was the former world number one who held her nerve on Court 3.

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"It's tough to play another Czech player especially as we are Fed Cup team mates," Pliskova said on Margaret Court Arena. "It's always close but I served well and that's the key for me."
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Pliskova will next meet either 20th seed Barbora Strycova or Bernarda Pera.
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