Brisbane International: Almost perfect Pliskova demolishes Cornet

first_imgKarolina Pliskova, left, beat Alize Cornet in two sets, 6-0, 6-3, in the final of the Brisbane International on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. (Photo from Pliskova’s Facebook page)Brisbane, Australia — Karolina Pliskova stamped herself as a major contender for the Australian Open with a 6-0, 6-3 demolition of France’s Alize Cornet in the final of the Brisbane International on Saturday.The third-seeded Czech played almost perfect tennis in the first set, racing through it in just 18 minutes with the shell-shocked Cornet only winning five points.ADVERTISEMENT PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption PLAY LIST 02:01Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption00:50Trending Articles02:13Almost 90 rogue cops dismissed under Gamboa’s watch01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Her groundstrokes were also devastating, often keeping the unseeded Cornet pinned deep in the court.As a result of the win, Pliskova will leapfrog Dominika Cibulkova to become world number five when the next rankings are released on Monday.She will likely be one of the favorites to win the Australian Open and go one better than her runner-up effort to Angelique Kerber at last year’s US Open.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img We are young Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Cornet didn’t get on the board until she held serve in the first game of the second set, which drew almost the loudest cheer of the night from the full house at the Pat Rafter Arena.But while the Frenchwoman recovered in the second set, Pliskova was far too strong and took the match in just 66 minutes on her second championship point.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngPliskova stands at 1.86 meters tall and has one of the most effective serves in the women’s game.She sent down four aces in the first set and three in the second and was able to serve her way out of trouble on the few occasions Cornet was able put any pressure on her. MOST READ EDITORS’ PICK Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Senators to proceed with review of VFA NLEX upsets TNT for much-needed win View commentslast_img read more