Pliskova overhauls Tsurenko to win Brisbane title

09 January, 2019, 08:01 | Author: Judy Cobb
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However, serving for the match at 5-4, she tightened up and Pliskova won 13 of the next 14 points to level the match.

Pliskova, the No. 5 seed, is the last seed remaining after Lesia Tsurenko knocked out No. 2 Naomi Osaka.

Tsurenko ultimately blasted 20 winners to go one better than her semi-final appearance in Brisbane in 2013.

Tsurenko went on the attack, earned another two match points with a volley victor and clinched it with the second of those.

The Czech fifth seed enjoyed the victory alongside Stubbs, who has been in her camp since last August providing a tactical and emotional advantage that Pliskova has praised all week.

"I always had super confident coaches. they are more confident than me", she laughed.

Much of the attention fell on Osaka, though, who was at a loss to explain why she struggled for fluency against her Ukrainian opponent.

But the 2017 Brisbane champion said she preferred that to being the underdog.

And he showed all the qualities of a top 5 player in his 66-minute demolition at the Pat Rafter Arena. She helped me just to get motivated a little bit more, to get going a little bit more.

"This helpless feeling I have, I think today I learned sort of what I have to do to not fix it, but what I can do to like improve the situation".

"I felt like I was too fast on the court today - I felt very good".

Elsewhere, Julia Goerges became the first player in 15 years to defend the Auckland Open title by coming from a set down to end the fairytale run of Canadian qualifier Bianca Andreescu.

"I'm hoping to get back on court in maybe two days", Tsurenko said last night. "I served well, I returned well - I think that was the key today - and I was moving well, that was fantastic". "I don't want to say that this was my best tennis, but it was quite a high level", Tsurenko said.

In the later men's final, No. 2-seeded Kei Nishikori attempted to win his first title since Memphis in 2016 when he played fourth-seeded Daniil Medvedev.

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