Pliskova won 7-5, 6-2 over Magdalena Frech
in the second round of Indian Wells on Saturday.
In her first match since a quarterfinal exit at the US Open, the world No. 3 hit six aces and saved 5-of-7 break point chances to advance to the third round. Pliskova has reached at least the quarterfinals in each of her last three tournaments, and she's the No. 1 seed in Indian Wells. The 29-year-old Czech is a three-time finalist so far in 2021, but she's yet to break through for a title.