It was the Japanese player who appeared the more tired, however, and Osaka, who had not dropped a set during the tournament, hit a series of unforced errors and showed none of the poise and power that secured her a first Grand Slam title.
The usually aggressive Pliskova said she had adjusted her game plan based on her previous two meetings with world number seven Osaka, which the pair had split.
"Today was the first match that I felt nervous".
Osaka also finished 2nd in the tournament in 2016. "I haven't really had much time to rest, so I feel exhausted right now". "She was missing quite a lot today so it was working, so I didn't change anything".
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Osaka, 20, prevailed in the US Open final on September 9 over US legend Serena Williams, who was penalized during the match by Portuguese umpire Carlos Ramos.
Seeking to break back, Osaka hit a number of impressive winners against Pliskova's serve, but the fourth seed held firm to close out the set.
"That was tough and I was lucky to win", admitted Pliskova, who is chasing an 11th career title.
"The chances of me playing in the next tournament are very low", she added, only to pull out hours later. Osaka, bidding to become the first home champion here since Date in 1995, looked anxious throughout the contest and allowed Pliskova to win easily in just over an hour. "It's always a pleasure to play in the final".
Her rally ended up falling just short as Wozniacki served out the match, drawing an error from Osaka on match point to take her first title of the year. After making the last eight in Hiroshima the previous week to go with similar showings in San Jose, Mallorca and Monterrey - as well as the final in Rabat - the 25-year-old could be set for a big 2019. That's normal in semifinals - there's no easy opponents."I think Donna was playing well and she's beaten a lot of tough players this tournament".