Pliskova vs Hercog halted by rain in China, rematch on Thursday

Rain intervened to bring Karolina Pliskova's last-16 clash with Polona Hercog to a halt, with the top-seeded Czech facing a tough battle.

Karolina Pliskova as rescued by the rain at the Zhengzhou Open as Polona Hercog's fightback was brought to a halt.   -  Getty Images

Top seed Karolina Pliskova was rescued by the rain at the Zhengzhou Open as Polona Hercog's fightback was brought to a halt.

Pliskova started brightly to take the first set 6-3 but the world number two was serving to stay in the second at 5-2 down when the weather intervened, as it had several times during the day.

The duo will resume on Thursday at the WTA Premier event to settle who will make it through to the last eight.

Sofia Kenin awaits the winner after the sixth seed defeated Alize Cornet 6-4 6-2.