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- In the moments following a final defeat in front of her home crowd, Ashleigh Barty’s attention is quickly turned to those doing it tough in the wake of Australia’s devastating bushfire crisis. The hometown favourite had just fallen in the women’s doubles decider alongside good friend Kiki Bertens, despite having held a championship point. It... View Article...

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- Karolina Pliskova is the first player to win three Brisbane International titles, following her triumph over eighth seed Madison Keys on Sunday. Despite having her upper left leg strapped, the Czech showed few signs of fatigue from a near three-hour semi-final against Naomi Osaka a day prior. Her 6-4 4-6 7-5 victory on Pat Rafter Arena... View Article...

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- Top seeds Hsieh Su-Wei and Barbora Strycova are the Brisbane International 2020 doubles champions, saving a match point in a gripping final to deny hometown favourite Ashleigh Barty and Kiki Bertens on Sunday. The reigning Wimbledon champions bounced back from a set and a break down to prevail 3-6 7-6(7) [10-8]. Strycova said all four... View Article...

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- Karolina Pliskova is building a reputation as a match-point saving maestro on Australian soil. On Saturday night, the two-time Brisbane International champion fended one off at the brink to deny third seed Naomi Osaka in an epic near three-hour semi-final showdown. It was sweet revenge following a tough three-set defeat at the same stage of... View Article...

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- Defending champion Karolina Pliskova will meet eighth seed Madison Keys for the Brisbane International title after saving a match point to deny third seed Naomi Osaka on Saturday. The Czech No.2 seed had fallen to the Japanese 22-year-old at the same stage of last year’s Australian Open, with Osaka going on to claim her second... View Article...

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- Madison Keys will play for her first Brisbane International trophy with former champion Petra Kvitova unable to halt the American’s charge on Saturday. The pair had split six prior encounters but it was Keys who proved the steadier over the two-hour semi-final as she prevailed 3-6 6-2 6-3 at Pat Rafter Arena. The Czech showed... View Article...

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- Top seeds Hsieh Su-Wei and Barbora Strycova will face Ashleigh Barty and Kiki Bertens for the Brisbane International doubles title on Sunday. The reigning Wimbledon champions overcame a blistering start from unseeded Yang Zhaoxuan and Lyudmyla Kichenok to advance 7-6(3) 6-3. This was the first event together for Kichenok – a winner of four WTA... View Article...

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- Naomi Osaka is trying not to become swept up in the hype of winning streaks anymore after having her heart broken last year. The Japanese dual major champion won through to a Brisbane International semi-final showdown with Karolina Pliskova on Friday to put her on a 14-match unbeaten run and a 10-match streak in Australia,... View Article...

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