Pliskova appeals to Osaka and will defend the title against Keys


Sports writing, Jan 11 (EFE) .- Czech Karolina Pliskova, champion in 2017 and 2019, defeated Japan's Naomi Osaka and won a place in the final of the Brisbane tennis tournament (Australia), against American Madison Keys , who in turn turned away from the fight for the title to the Czech also Petra Kvitova.

The results of the semifinals reveal the equality of the two crosses. Both matches were resolved in three sleeves.

In the first semifinal, Madison Keys beat Petra Kvitova, champion in 2011, 3-6, 6-2 and 6-3.

In the second, Karolina Pliskova also went up against Naomi Osaka, 6-7 (10), 7-6 (3) and 6-2.

Pliskova, second in the world ranking, and Madison Keys, thirteenth, will star in an unprecedented duel in the professional circuit.

The Czech will look for the sixteenth wound of her career and the third in Brisbane, after her triumphs in 2017 and 2019.


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