Karolina Pliskova starts the new season with a bang!

Ranked no.8, Karolina had to work hard to win the final in Brisbane against an inspired Lesya Tsurenko. Pliskova looked doomed when she was trailing 4-6 3-5. Eventually, she managed to find her way back to win the following 4 games and bring the encounter to the decider. At that point, the Ukraine imploded, and Pliskova won the match 4-6 7-5 6-2 after 2 hours and 12 minutes.

I felt tired from the beginning of the day. PLISKOVA

After the match, Karolina commented what happened to her to say

“I just felt somehow tired from the beginning of the day. I was missing my shots, just not feeling the timing perfectly. I was sleeping bad. So everything was somehow going the other way.

“When you’re able to turn these matches around, it gives you some extra and different confidence. So it’s not about only playing well. Sometimes you just feel horrible, and it’s going to happen in Grand Slams for sure because it’s for two weeks, so you cannot play amazing for two weeks.

I think I just dug deep today, and that’s important.”

This is Pliskova’s 12th career title. After this week, the Czech will go 1 place up in the rankings to be the world no.7.

TITLE NO.12
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I am one of the main columnists for Tennistonic.com. I have been writing about tennis for the last 4 years. My passion for tennis dates back since the days of the Marat Safin challenging Roger Federer. I am a decent club player, but I have never reached those heights 🙂 Interested in the nextgen. Favorite players: Tsitsipas, Shapovalov, Tiafoe, De Minaur, and Coric. Curious to see what it is going to be with Kyrgios even if I am starting to think that he is a lost cause.
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