TRIPLE WINNER: Defending champion Karolina Pliskova prevailed in three sets against Madison Keys to become the first three-time champion at the Brisbane International
Date: Jan 13, 2020
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova yesterday battled back from a set down and saved achampionship point to claim their first doubles title of season at the Brisbane International.
The top seeds rallied after dropping the first set and a break in the second to complete a 3-6, 7-6 (9/7), 10-8 victory over Ashleigh Barty and Kiki Bertens in 1 hour, 45 minutes at Pat Rafter Arena.
After conceding the first set and falling behind in the second, the Taiwanese-Czech duo had to dig deep, saving championship point on Hsieh’s serve before forcing a super tiebreak.
They carried that momentum into the decider to race to a 6-1 lead, but the Australian-Dutch pairing fought back to 6-5 in front of a partisan crowd cheering for Queenslander Barty. [FULL STORY]