Karolina Pliskova beats Lesia Tsurenko to win Brisbane International

first_imgFormer world number one Karolina Pliskova battled back from a set and a break down to beat Lesia Tsurenko 4-6 7-5 6-2 and win the Brisbane International for the second time on Sunday.Tsurenko served for the match at 5-3 in the second set but the tall Czech drew on all her experience to overcome her dogged opponent and regain the title she won at the Queesnland Tennis Centre two years ago.The Ukrainian took an injury time out after rolling her ankle while being broken in the first game of the third set and was powerless to prevent the world number eight from storming to her 12th career title.That’s the @BrisbaneTennis [email protected] takes it, coming through 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 against Tsurenko!And the first thing she does after hugging coach @rennaestubbs is check on Tsurenko, who rolled her ankle in the third set #BrisbaneTennis pic.twitter.com/fPECGTz6wMWTA (@WTA) January 6, 2019″I’m a fan of your tennis!”So sweet! @LTsurenko pays tribute to @KaPliskova after a great final!#BrisbaneTennis pic.twitter.com/8c4hIDfpMdWTA (@WTA) January 6, 2019″I always love to start the year here!”The microphone stand might be a bit low for @KaPliskova , but she still adores Brisbane! #BrisbaneTennis pic.twitter.com/eieSS6yMhKWTA (@WTA) January 6, 2019What a [email protected] picks up her second trophy at @BrisbaneTennis !#BrisbaneTennis pic.twitter.com/vl1TqDvk7XWTA (@WTA) January 6, 2019New @BrisbaneTennis champion @KaPliskova has a message for you!#BrisbaneTennis pic.twitter.com/5tkBlBD7LfWTA (@WTA) January 6, 2019Japan’s Kei Nishikori takes on Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the men’s final later on Sunday looking for his first ATP title in nearly three years.advertisementlast_img

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