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Eastbourne | Pliskova lifts title for second time

Karolina Pliskova, displaying the confident form that carried her to straight-sets wins all week at the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne, never looked threatened by reigning Wimbledon champion Kerber.

All week I was playing quite perfect, but not all the matches were as easy the score says, especially today Karolina Pliskova

She broke the German’s serve three times in the opening set and once in the second to clinch the title, 6-1 6-4, in one hour and 11 minutes.

Pliskova, who also won the title at Eastbourne in 2017, said: “I never had a week like this that I didn’t lose that many games. I felt like everything went quite smooth.

“All week I was playing quite perfect, but not all the matches were as easy the score says, especially today.”

Kerber said fellow former world No.1 Pliskova had played a flawless match. “I think she played a perfect match,” said Kerber. I was trying to find my game but she really played well. She served good. She didn’t give me the chance to find my rhythm.

“I will try to take the positive things from the whole week, from the last two weeks before going to Wimbledon now.​”

This year’s women’s doubles title was claimed by Hao-Ching Chan and Latisha Chan, 2-6 6-3 [10-6] over Kirsten Flipkens and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in a competitive one-hour, 27-minute final that kept the Centre Court fans in their seats until the last ball.

“In the first set they were playing very aggressive and very well and it was hard to tell it was their first time playing together,” said Latisha. “We were just staying focused, concentrating and we knew we’d have our chance to come back. We just focused on playing the tennis, not the score.”

The Chan sisters won the title together in 2014 and 2016, and have also both appeared a final each with other partners since their first Eastbourne crown, and Latisha said the event holds a special place in their hearts.

“The vibes of the city and the tournament, and the tournament has been so well organised,” she said. “The fans here support the men’s and the women’s matches, they come out and give the best support that they can, and that’s huge for the players.”



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