Karolina Pliskova confident after Brisbane title, but ready to start from zero at Australian Open
It’s a new decade, but it’s the same successful recipe for Karolina Pliskova at the Brisbane International, but she admits it won’t mean automatic success at the Australian Open.
World No 2 Pliskova overcame a second-set slump to beat Madison Keys from the United States 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 and lift the Brisbane trophy for a third time having also won the title in 2019 and 2017.
Defeats No.8 seed Keys 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. pic.twitter.com/hu9FzWFjOU
— WTA (@WTA) January 12, 2020
Naturally the Czech will be one of the favourites heading into the first major of the year, the Australian Open, but she knows that she will “start from zero” at Melbourne Park.
“I think it always gives you some extra confidence and tells you what level you are at for the start of the year,” Pliskova said.
“But of course, a Grand Slam, there is nobody thinking ‘she won a tournament two weeks ago’.
“That doesn’t count. I can still feel well and confident but I have to start from zero. I have to go out and get some practices and be ready for it. Anything can happen.”
Inauspicious start at Roland Garros as Victoria Azarenka refuses to play on due to chilly conditions
Victoria Azarenka branded the weather conditions “a joke”.
Upbeat Andy Murray: ‘I can still win tournaments but it won’t be easy’
Murray will take on Wawrinka in the first round of the French Open.
No emotional baggage for Novak Djokovic after US Open default as he eyes second Roland Garros title
Novak Djokovic won’t cut down on his aggression.
WATCH: Serena Williams hails ‘good friend’ Lewis Hamilton as ‘greatest driver of our generation’
High praise for Lewis Hamilton from Serena Williams.
2020 French Open: Follow the action from Roland Garros with our live scores centre…
Catch the action with our live scores centre…
Andy Murray faces ‘challenging’ route back to top, but has the desire to ‘win some more tournaments’
Andy Murray eyes long runs over next few months.
French Open order of play: Johanna Konta v Coco Gauff, Stan Wawrinka v Andy Murray feature on day one
This way for your day one French Open order of play…
Talking points ahead of French Open: Rafael Nadal’s hunt for No 20, Andy Murray’s trip down memory lane
Nadal and Williams are both looking to make history.
Mats Wilander previews the French Open as he outlines his fears for Rafael Nadal
Wilander believes Nadal faces a very different challenge.
Johanna Konta: ‘I’m playing against Coco Gauff, not her social media following’
Konta will take on the 16-year-old at Roland Garros.