Brisbane International, Final Prediction
?? (5) Karolina Pliskova vs. ?? Lesia Tsurenko
Sunday’s championship match at the Brisbane International promises to be an intriguing one between two contrasting styles, the power of Karolina Pliskova against the speed of Lesia Tsurenko. It is Pliskova who heads into this match as a strong favourite, the 2017 champion will be tough to stop but Tsurenko does have the weapons to nullify the Pliskova game.
I expect this to be a really close game and I’m going to go for an upset. I think Tsurenko is playing fantastic tennis this week and I think this is a good match-up for her on this quick surface. Tsurenko has been the most consistent and impressive player this week, Pliskova’s best is better but she has been very inconsistent. Tsurenko served very well in the previous round against Osaka and was very, very solid from the baseline, if she can produce a similar level on Sunday I think she will grab the title.