Karolina Pliskova wins Brisbane International

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 06, 2019, 05:06 PM(IST)

Karolina Pliskova poses with the winner's trophy following her victory over Lesia Tsurenko. Photograph:( AFP )

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Pliskova defeated her rival Tsurenko 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 in two hours and 13 minutes.

Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic defeated Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko to win the final of Brisbane International on Sunday. 

It is Pliskova's 12th WTA title.

The 26-year-old defeated her rival Tsurenko 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 in two hours and 13 minutes.

"This is my favorite tournament! I have great memories here," said the former world number one, according to the official website of the Brisbane International. 

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Tsurenko, who was playing her first career Brisbane final, 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. 

Pliskova was crowned champion in the tournament's 2017 edition after her lopsided win 6-0, 6-3 over Alize Cornet of France. 

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