Linette the shock last Pole standing at AO

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Magda Linette is embracing her unlikely role as the last Pole standing at the Australian Open. A three-set upset of No.4 seed Caroline Garcia lifted Linette into the quarter-finals of a grand slam for the first time, where she will face former world No.1 Karolina Pliskova on Wednesday. "I just assumed that Iga would be here as well because she has been playing really well," said Linette. In 29 previous major appearances, the unseeded Pole had never gone beyond the third round. Now ranked 31 in the world, Pliskova has made impressive progress to the quarters, dropping just 19 games in four straight-sets triumphs.
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