Qualifier Parks makes Agel Open quarters

(AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) American qualifier Alycia Parks is having quite the breakthrough tournament in Ostrava.

The 21-year-old Parks earned her first win against a top-10 ranked opponent by beating fourth-seeded Maria Sakkari 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 at the Agel Open on Thursday to reach her first WTA Tour quarterfinal.

The 144th-ranked Parks ousted former No. 1 Karolina Pliskova in the opening round - her first win against a top-20 opponent - and showed off her power by hitting 59 winners against Sakkari, compared to just nine for her opponent.

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