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Karolina Pliskova and Kei Nishikori victorious at Brisbane International
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Karolina Pliskova and Kei Nishikori victorious at Brisbane International

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Sydney, Jan 7 : The 2019 Brisbane International titles have been claimed by Japan's Kei Nishikori and Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova, with both players showing determination under pressure in their respective finals on Sunday.

Nishikori broke an almost three-year title dry spell when he toppled 22-year-old Russian Daniil Medvedev, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.The world number nine will enter this month's Australian Open with increased confidence having put an end to a frustrating few years.

"I'm really happy that finally I've won this title, it's been like seven or eight times at this tournament," Nishikori said."I lost to him [Medvedev] last year in the final in Japan, so I'm happy to get revenge today. UNI