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Pliskova Warms Up For Wimbledon After Victory In Eastbourne Final

She was trying to win her 26th career-title and the second one on grass after 2009 Eastbourne.Czech tennis player Karolina Pliskova defeated Danish Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets to win the Eastbourne title here on Saturday. “This feels better”, said the 25-year-old Pliskova on court afterwards, comparing her feeling to the defeat in the same final last year.Pliskova sent down 10 aces as she wrapped up victory in one hour 22 minutes and it is hard to imagine she will not improve on her best previous Wimbledon performances, second round dates in each of the last four years.Wozniacki saved two match points in the subsequent game but was unable to break back, Pliskova securing a third title of the year and building further momentum ahead of her push for Wimbledon glory.”I know it’s going to be tough to do well in Wimbledon, a lot of matches this week, but I’m going to try”.Pliskova, beaten in the 2016 Eastbourne final by Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova, broke the world number six’s serve in the fifth game and easily held serve for the rest of the set to take it in 47 minutes. I’m still waiting for some good results at Wimbledon but I reached the final here as well past year. “The serve is definitely my biggest weapon and, if it’s working, then it’s real trouble for the opponent”. “I had trouble getting the serves back, but it’s great preparation before Wimbledon”.