Karolina Pliskova has shown just how well she can play on grass, defeating defending Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-4 to claim her second Eastbourne title.
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The first came two years ago where she would go onto Wimbledon and lose in the second round to Magdalena Rybarikova the world no. 87 at the time.
Despite the early exit, Pliskova would rise to no. 1 after Wimbledon.
This time heading into Wimbledon after winning the Eastbourne title, Pliskova is confident she will go further this year. The current world no. 3 has the 1994 Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez as her coach.
Could this be the edge she needs to go all the way and claim her first Grand Slam title.
Against Kerber the Czech player was in superb form. She was blasting winners and serving well to never let Kerber into the match.
Just two days earlier it was Kerber that was looking in great form as she defeated Simona Halep.
Pliskova opens her Wimbledon campaign on Monday against China’s Zhu Lin the world no. 101.
Kerber opens her title defence on Tuesday against fellow German and world no. 65 Tatjana Maria.