Karolina Pliskova sets up Brisbane International final with Lesia Tsurenko

first_img Indo-Asian News Service BrisbaneJanuary 5, 2019UPDATED: January 5, 2019 19:30 IST Karolina Pliskova thrashed Donna Vekic in straight sets in the semi-finals (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKarolina Pliskova defeated Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 in the Brisbane International semi-finalsThe former world No. 1 needed one hour and 20 minutes to end Vekic’s best Brisbane International runPliskova will seek her 12th WTA title in Sunday’s finalFifth-seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic on Saturday defeated Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 to secure her second Brisbane International final appearance following her successful 2017 campaign.The former world No. 1 needed one hour and 20 minutes to end Vekic’s best Brisbane International run on the strength of four service breaks, two in each set, and a total of 30 winners, reports Efe news.”So far that is my best match. It’s going to be tough [in the final]. I’ve played some good matches [against Lesia Tsurenko],” Pliskova said after the win.Vekic took a 2-1 lead on her second break point but her good start did not last for long as she lost the following three games to trail Pliskova 4-2, and a few games later the Czech player sealed the first set.Both players swapped service break halfway through the second set, but Pliskova gained a further break for a 4-3 lead that proved to be decisive.Pliskova will seek her 12th title when she takes on Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine – who stunned Japan’s Naomi Osaka 6-2, 6-4 earlier in the day – in Sunday’s final.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Karolina PliskovaFollow Donna VekicFollow Brisbane International Next Karolina Pliskova sets up Brisbane International final with Lesia TsurenkoKarolina Pliskova defeated Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Brisbane International.advertisementlast_img

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