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Anastasija Sevastova returns the ball against Caroline Dolehide Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the 2018 Volvo Car Open on Daniel Island. Andrew Whitaker/Staff

Kristyna Pliskova dropped the first set then came roaring back to win 12 of the next 16 games to upset second-seeded and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 Wednesday morning in the Volvo Car Open.

Kvitova is the No. 10 ranked player in the world, while Pliskova is ranked No. 77 coming into the tournament. 

After upsetting 2010 Volvo Car Open champion Sam Stosur Tuesday in straight sets, American Kristie Ahn couldn’t recapture the magic Wednesday morning, falling to fifth-seeded Julia Goerges, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6.

Naomi Osaka continues her hot play after the India Wells tournament with a 6-3, 7-6 win over Germany’s Laura Siegemund. Italy’s Camila Giorgi upset No. 11 seed Daria Gavrilova, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.

In other matches, Anastasija Sevastova defeated qualifier Caroline Dolehide, 7-5, 6-7 6-1; No. 14 seed Alize Cornet beat Polona Hercog, 6-2, 6-3; Kiki Bertens stopped Aleksandra Krunic, 6-4, 6-2; American Bernarda Pera defeated Dayana Yastremska, 7-6, 1-6, 6-4 and 13th-seed Irina-Camelia Begu beat Claire Liu, 6-4, 6-2.

Reach Andrew Miller at 843-937-5599. Follow him on Twitter @APMILLER_PandC

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