The Czech bounced back from losing a first-set tie-break to win 6-7 (5/7) 6-0 6-2 in sweltering conditions to set up a meeting with America's Anna Tatishvili.
Tatishvili beat Kristyna Pliskova 6-4 7-6 (7/4) to rule out the chance of a family affair in the second round.
Johanna Konta celebrated entering the world's top 20 in style as she blitzed American Victoria Duval 6-3 6-0.
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Pliskova wins WTA Nottingham
13/06/2016 AT 06:54

Konta celebrates world top 20 spot with opening win in Nottingham

Konta moved up to 18th in the latest WTA rankings, becoming the first British woman to enter the top 20 since Jo Durie in 1983 following a superb 12 months.
And she looked every bit the part in sweltering conditions in Nottingham as she dropped just three games in a straight-sets win over world number 580 Duval.
American Christina McHale saw off Magda Linette 6-1 6-4 while Anett Kontaveit beat Lauren Davis 6-3 6-1 and China's Saisai Zheng beat Britain's Freya Christie 6-4 6-2.

Results from the Nottingham Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday

Zheng Saisai (China) beat Freya Christie (Britain) 6-4 6-2
8-Christina McHale (U.S.) beat Magda Linette (Poland) 6-1 6-4
1-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia) 6-7(5) 6-0 6-2
Anna Tatishvili (U.S.) beat Kristyna Pliskova (Czech Republic) 6-4 7-6(4)
Anett Kontaveit (Estonia) beat Lauren Davis (U.S.) 6-3 6-1
2-Johanna Konta (Britain) beat Victoria Duval (U.S.) 6-3 6-0
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