Before the final, Osaka won the previous 10 matches after dropping just 1 set on the way. However, the Czech managed to upset Naomi after breaking her once per set. The final score was 6-4 6-4.
This is Pliskova’s 11 career title and the second of 2018 after Stuttgart.
After the match, Karolina commented
“This arena is just amazing, and I’ve had a lot of fun this week. I’ve been coming to Japan for the last few years, and I hope to be back next year, as well.”
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