Karolina Pliskova comfortably defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-4 in the final of the Aegon International Eastbourne, winning her ninth career title and third this season.
Wearing the Fila Lawn Racer Tank and the Lawn Skirt from one of Fila’s Wimbledon collections, the third-seeded Pliskova confidently built a 4-2 lead, with one break point turning out to be enough for the Czech to get ahead and win the first set. With Pliskova’s performance dropping on her own serve in the second set, the sixth-seeded Wozniacki earned as many as four break points to try to establish a 4-2 lead, but Pliskova saved them all and hit a huge ace to hold the crucial serve, finishing the match not long afterwards.
Last year’s runner-up Pliskova won the Premier-level Eastbourne tournament by beating Alison Riske, Peng Shuai, seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova, fifth seed Johanna Konta (walkover) and finally the 2009 champion Caroline Wozniacki. Pliskova has now increased her total number of wins this season to 36, drawing level with WTA’s 2017 match win leaders Elina Svitolina and Kristina Mladenovic.
I hope you enjoyed our Eastbourne coverage, including a lot of action pics taken by my photographer Jimmie48:
- Thursday: Action-packed schedule after two rain-delayed days
- Wednesday: Weather woes continue to delay Aegon International
- Monday: Watson stuns reigning champion Cibulkova
Hope Karolina does well in Wimbledon. To see her reach the quarterfinals or better in Slams after never going past Round 3 is nice. Watching her, Halep and Kerber (if in form) fight for the No. 1 ranking is also going to be fun.
Fourth final of the year lost for Caroline though, whoah.
Kaja is now one of the heavy favorites here. Hope she leaves as the Wimbledon champion and new number 1. She deserves it! Caro will win a final soon. As she said, “Fifth time’s the charm!”
C, it’s impressive for Caro to have reached four finals in 2017, but to lose them all is no fun.