(January 6, 2018) In the Brisbane women’s final, Elina Svitolina swept past Aliaksandr Sasnovich 6-2, 6-1 to claim her tenth WTA Tour title – fittingly, in the tournament’s tenth edition.
The Ukrainian was too strong for her Belarussian opponent, who showed signs of fatigue after coming through the qualifying rounds and embarking on a fairy-tale run to the final.
— WTA (@WTA) January 6, 2018
Nick Kyrgios has a chance to capture his first ATP Tour title on home soil after beating defending champion Grigor Dimitrov in the semifinal of the 2018 Brisbane International.
Kyrgios lost the first set 6-3, but rallied to take the next two 6-1 6-4 to set up a final against American Ryan Harrison.
Alex De Minaur had looked like making it an all-Australian final after taking the first set 6-4, but Harrison edged a nail-biting tiebreak and took the third set 6-4 to deny de Minaur.