Brisbane International: Karolina Pliskova beats Alize Cornet to claim title
Karolina Pliskova claimed the Brisbane International title with a 6-0 6-3 victory over France's Alize Cornet.
The third-seeded Czech raced to victory after taking just 18 minutes to secure the first set.
Cornet recovered in the second set but Pliskova's powerful serve ensured she sealed a 66-minute victory.
The win sees her move above Dominika Cibulkova to fifth in the world rankings before the Australian Open, which begins on 9 January.