Kiki Bertens battles past Ajla Tomljanovic to claim Korean Open title
Kiki Bertens has won here third title of the season after a 7-6 4-6 6-2 win over Ajla Tomljanovic at the Korean Open.
The second seed was twice a break down in the first set but showed her resilience to battle back before dominating the tiebreak and going a set up.
Tomljanovic, though, who was chasing her maiden WTA Tour title, was in no mood to go quietly, although again Bertens showed her mettle in the second set.
Naomi Osaka succumbs to the pressure as Karolina Pliskova claims Tokyo title.https://t.co/y9KRFGWkyX
— Tennis365 (@T365Official) September 23, 2018
The Dutchwoman was 2-0 down but fought back to get a break ahead at 4-3, but Tomljanovic was able to break in the tenth game to steal the set.
It looked good for the Australian in the third too as she again stared well and broke early.
It wasn’t to be, though, with Bertens claiming six games in a row to take the match and the title.
More from Tennis365:
Quarantine plan revealed for the game’s top players ahead of Australian Open
The world’s leading players will quarantine in Adelaide rather than Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open.
Rising star provisionally suspended from all tennis activity following a positive doping test
Ukrainian rising star Dayana Yastremska has been…
Is this the real reason why Roger Federer is skipping next month’s Australian Open?
Roger Federer suggested he pulled out of the Australian Open for fitness reasons, yet other reasons were in play.
Sofia Kenin wins as the tennis season gets underway despite doubts over what happens next
No.1 seed Sofia Kenin of the United…
Exclusive – F1 champ Jenson Button on his love of tennis and the Federer vs Nadal debate
Formula 1 ace Jenson Button has admitted he is ‘in awe’ of the tennis giants of the modern era.
Exclusive – British Davis Cup captain makes a prediction for Dan Evans in 2021
British Davis Cup captain Leon Smith believes Dan Evans could be a player to watch in 2021.
Tennis star Camila Giorgi draws mixed response after posting sexy lingerie images on social media
Tennis star Camila Giorgi has been targeted by online trolls after sharing a series of racy lingerie snaps on her social media channels.
Legendary coach of Boris Becker and Goran Ivanisevic loses his fight with cancer
Bob Brett, one of tennis’ most respected coaches and a former director of player development has died of cancer.
Australian Open organisers scrambling to finalise preparations for players
The hard work appeared to have been done when Tennis Australia announced last month that the tournament would start on February 8.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal to lead the field at the ATP Cup next month
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will lead a star-studded field at the ATP Cup next month.