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Pliskova fires Wimbledon warning with Eastbourne triumph

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 30, 2019 13:30

Pliskova fires Wimbledon warning with Eastbourne triumph

Karolina Pliskova warmed up for Wimbledon in the best possible fashion by powering past Angelique Kerber 6-1 6-4 to win the Eastbourne title.

The Czech second seed claimed her second career title at Eastbourne without dropping a set all week, and reigning Wimbledon champion Kerber had no answer to her opponent’s powerful serve and precise forehand. Pliskova, who sent down 33 winners and seven aces en route to winning her third title of the year, said she was pleased at the level she had reached ahead of Wimbledon. It was a third consecutive defeat in an Eastbourne final for Kerber, who nonetheless heads into Wimbledon after a solid grass court campaign.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 30, 2019 13:30

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