Kyrgios wins Brisbane title

THE HANS INDIA |   Jan 07,2018 , 11:26 PM IST

Nick Kyrgios of Australia holds the trophy after defeating Ryan Harrison of the U.S. 6-4, 6-2 in the finals of the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on Sunday
Nick Kyrgios of Australia holds the trophy after defeating Ryan Harrison of the U.S. 6-4, 6-2 in the finals of the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on Sunday

Brisbane: Australia's Nick Kyrgios on Sunday won the Brisbane International tennis tournament after beating Ryan Harrison of the United States 6-4, 6-2 to claim his first trophy in 2018.

The Australian champion, ranked World No.21, needed one hour and 13 minutes to defeat his rival, World No.47.

"I felt good all week. I felt right at home," said Kyrgios, third seed, after his first win in Australia.

Thanking the spectators, he said: "Every time I stepped out here you gave me such great support. I love playing in front of you guys even though sometimes it may not seem that way. But I do. I really appreciate it."

Kyrgios overpowered Harrison in the same manner as in their previous two clashes -- Tokyo 2016 and Madrid 2017 -- without conceding any set.

Sunday's win was the fourth title in the 22-year-old Australian's short career, after three trophies in 2016 in Tokyo, Atlanta and Marseille.

Goerges stuns Wozniack

Menwhile, World No 14 Julia Goerges won her third successive tournament as she blasted her way to a 6-4, 7-6(4) victory over Caroline Wozniacki to seal the Auckland Classic title on Sunday.

Goerges was rarely troubled by the World No 3 as she used a powerful service and blistering forehands that kept the Dane pinned deep and unable to extend rallies beyond a few shots.

The 29-year-old German, who has played at the Auckland tournament every year since her first visit in 2010, extended her winning streak to 14-matches stretching back to last year when she won in Moscow and then the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai.
 



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