Pliskova, Cornet to compete for Brisbane Open title
Brisbane, Jan 7 (IANS) Czech Karolina Pliskova stormed into the final of the Brisbane International tennis tournament here, where she will face French Alize Cornet.
Pliskova, world no. 6 and third seed, defeated Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, world no. 14 and sixth seed, in the semifinal 6-2, 6-4 in 64 minutes on Friday, reports Efe.
Svitolina reached the semis after defeating world No. 1 and top seed, German Angelique Kerber.
Pliskova will fight for the title against Cornet, world No. 41, who reached the final after the withdrawal of her opponent, Spanish GarbiÃ±e Muguruza, 28 minutes into the semi-final match.