Karolina Pliskova was too hot for Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber as she won Eastbourne for the second time in three years.

The big-serving Czech second seed and world No.3 thrashed the German 6-1, 6-4 in 71 minutes in sweltering conditions on Devonshire Park's centre court.

Kerber had no answer to the lanky Pliskova's 100mph plus deliveries.

The Argus: She had to fight hard for every point on her own serve just to stay within touching distance.

Pliskova, Nature Valley International champion in 2017, raced into a 4-0 lead as she dominated the first set.

Kerber offered more resistance in the second set after losing her opening service game but Pliskova finished her off on her second match point with a backhand winner.