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Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková
(Czech pronunciation: [ˈkaroliːna ˈpliːʃkovaː], born 21 March 1992) is a Czech professional tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 and is currently ranked No. 6 in the world by the Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association (WTA).[1] Plíšková has won nine singles and five doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as 10 singles and six doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 31 October 2016, she peaked at world No. 11 in the doubles rankings. She reached her first Grand Slam final at the 2016 US Open, where she was runner-up to Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
in three sets. As a junior, Plíšková won the girls' singles event at the 2010 Australian Open, defeating Laura Robson
Laura Robson
in the final. She has also played for the Czech Republic in Fed Cup
Fed Cup
competition.[2]

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Career

2.1 2010 2.2 2012 2.3 2013: First WTA title 2.4 2014: Breakthrough 2.5 2015: Top 10 debut 2.6 2016: First Premier 5 title, US Open runner-up and Top 5 2.7 2017: French Open
French Open
semifinal and World No. 1 2.8 2018

3 Playing style 4 Career statistics

4.1 Grand Slam tournament performance timeline 4.2 Grand Slam tournament finals

4.2.1 Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

5 References 6 External links

Personal life[edit] Plíšková was born in Louny
Louny
to Radek Plíšek and Martina Plíšková, and has an identical twin sister, Kristýna, who is two minutes older and is also a tennis player.[3][4] She currently lives in Monte Carlo. Career[edit] 2010[edit] Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková
won 2010 Australian Open
Australian Open
junior title, defeating Laura Robson
Laura Robson
in the girls' final. 2012[edit] Plíšková played her first senior Grand Slam tournament main draw at the 2012 French Open. To qualify, she defeated Dia Evtimova, Tamaryn Hendler and Laura Robson. She lost in the first round to world number 8 Marion Bartoli
Marion Bartoli
in straight sets. 2013: First WTA title[edit] Plíšková started the year in Brisbane International. She however lost to Olga Puchkova
Olga Puchkova
in the first round in two sets. Then in her next tournament in Sydney she qualified, beating Alexandra Panova, Irina Falconi and Estrella Cabeza Candela. In the first round she lost to the third seed, Sara Errani. Plíšková won her maiden WTA title at the 2013 Malaysian Open. She defeated several seeded players to reach the final against the American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, defeating her in three sets. At the Generali Ladies Linz in October, Plíšková won her first WTA title in doubles alongside sister Kristýna, becoming the first set of twins in history to win a doubles title together on the tour.[5] 2014: Breakthrough[edit]

Plíšková at the 2014 China Open

2014 was a breakthrough year for Plíšková. After consecutive second-round finishes in Auckland and at the Australian Open, she reached her second career WTA tour final in Pattaya City, defeating top-50 players Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
and Sorana Cîrstea
Sorana Cîrstea
before losing to Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
in the final. She then reached the third round of Indian Wells, the quarterfinals of the Monterrey Open and the semifinals in Kuala Lumpur between March and April. In May, she reached her third career final in Nuremberg, losing to second seed Eugenie Bouchard
Eugenie Bouchard
in three sets. She broke into the top-50 in July and defeated world number 9 Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
in the second round of the US Open. After playing in America, she reached two finals in two consecutive weeks – in Hong Kong, where she lost to Sabine Lisicki, and in Seoul, which she won, defeating Varvara Lepchenko
Varvara Lepchenko
in the final to take her second career title. A third overall title (and second of the year) in Linz ensured Plíšková finished the year ranked world number 24. As an alternate, Plíšková made a round-robin appearance at the season-closing Tournament of Champions, in lieu of top seed Ekaterina Makarova, losing her sole match against Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
of Italy. After reaching five finals and winning two of them, and appearing to a broader public at the US Open with a big win over a former world No. 1, 2014 was a breakthrough year for Plíšková. She leaped from world No. 67 to 24.[6] 2015: Top 10 debut[edit]

Plíšková at the 2015 Apia International Sydney

Plíšková began her year at the 2015 Brisbane International where she defeated former world number 1 and two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
in the first round before losing in the second. She reached her first WTA Premier-level final at the 2015 Apia International Sydney, defeating Carla Suárez Navarro
Carla Suárez Navarro
and Angelique Kerber before losing to fellow Czech Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
in two tie-breaking sets. As a consequence of this run, she broke into the world's top-20 for the first time in her career. At the first Grand Slam of the year in Australia, Plíšková reached the third round before losing to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova. She made her debut for the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Fed Cup
Fed Cup
team in the first round of the 2015 Fed Cup
Fed Cup
World Group in February, winning both of her rubbers against Françoise Abanda
Françoise Abanda
and Gabriela Dabrowski
Gabriela Dabrowski
of Canada
Canada
to help the Czechs to a 4–0 win in Quebec. As the 8th seed, Plíšková reached semifinal at Diamond Games Antwerp, before losing to eventual runner-up Carla Suárez Navarro. She then played at the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Championships and reached the final as the 17th seed, along the way beating number 4 seed Ana Ivanovic, fellow Czech Lucie Šafářová, and the rising Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza. She lost in the final against the top seed Simona Halep. Plíšková then played in Indian Wells, where she won a rematch with Muguruza in the third round before losing again to Halep. In Miami, Plíšková reached the quarterfinals where she lost to Andrea Petkovic. Plíšková was the top seed in her home tournament in Prague. She reached the final by defeating Annika Beck, Tsvetana Pironkova, Denisa Allertová and Yanina Wickmayer, going to a third set in three of her four matches. In the final she defeated fellow Czech Lucie Hradecká in another three-set battle to claim her fourth WTA title. At the Madrid Open she beat Sílvia Soler Espinosa
Sílvia Soler Espinosa
in the first round, but lost to Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
in the second. At the Rome Open she lost in the first round to Timea Bacsinszky
Timea Bacsinszky
in straight sets. She lost in the second round of French Open
French Open
as 12th seed to unseeded Andreea Mitu in straight sets after beating Zhang Shuai in the first round. She reached another final at Aegon Classic, losing to Angelique Kerber in three sets. She lost to Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
at Aegon International in the third round. At Wimbledon, Plíšková defeated Irina Falconi in three sets before losing to CoCo Vandeweghe
CoCo Vandeweghe
in the second round. She made another final at Stanford Classic, losing once again to Angelique Kerber. Plíšková lost in the first round at Rogers Cup
Rogers Cup
to Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
and in the third round of the Western & Southern Open to Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
and reached the quarterfinals of the Connecticut Open, losing to Lesia Tsurenko. Seeded 8th at the US Open, Plíšková suffered a shocking loss to Anna Tatishvili
Anna Tatishvili
in the first round. She made another two quarterfinals at Toray Pan Pacific Open
Toray Pan Pacific Open
and Wuhan Open, losing to Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
and Roberta Vinci
Roberta Vinci
respectively, but lost in the first round of China Open to Sloane Stephens
Sloane Stephens
in straight sets. Her next tournament was the Tianjin Open where she reached the semifinals, losing to Radwańska for the third time in 2015. She lost in second round of the Kremlin Cup
Kremlin Cup
to Anastasija Sevastova. She reached a tour-leading sixth final at the WTA Elite Trophy but lost to Venus Williams
Venus Williams
in straight sets. She ended the year ranked No. 11 in singles and was the 13th most popular player of the year according to the WTA's website. Plíšková played as Czech No.2 in the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
Final, losing to Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
on Saturday. The following day, she defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
in singles and won the deciding doubles rubber with Barbora Strýcová, against Pavlyuchenkova and Elena Vesnina, to win her first Fed Cup
Fed Cup
title. 2016: First Premier 5 title, US Open runner-up and Top 5[edit] Plíšková began her season at the 2016 Hopman Cup, where she partnered with Jiří Veselý
Jiří Veselý
to represent the Czech Republic. She recorded singles wins over Jarmila Wolfe
Jarmila Wolfe
and Victoria Duval. She reached quarterfinals in Sydney by defeating Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, both in straight sets, but lost to World no.2 Simona Halep
Simona Halep
in straight sets. At the 2016 Australian Open, Plíšková defeated Kimberly Birrell
Kimberly Birrell
and Julia Görges
Julia Görges
(both in straight sets) in the first two rounds. However, she again lost to Makarova, who defeated her at the same round at last year's Australian Open. After the tournament, she competed at Fed Cup
Fed Cup
and earned important wins over Simona Halep
Simona Halep
and Monica Niculescu
Monica Niculescu
in Czech Republic's tie against Romania. Her next tournament was the Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships, where she was defending last year's points as a finalist; however, she fell to Coco Vandeweghe in straight sets. Struggles continued as she lost to Margarita Gasparyan
Margarita Gasparyan
in the first round of the Qatar Open. After receiving a first round bye in Indian Wells, Plíšková defeated Shelby Rogers
Shelby Rogers
and Ana Ivanovic, both in straight sets. She then defeated Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta
in three sets and earned another straight sets win over rising star Daria Kasatkina, before losing in three sets to eventual champion Victoria Azarenka. Despite her good campaign in Indian Wells, Plíšková lost in the second round of the Miami Open to Timea Babos after another first round bye. Plíšková opened her clay court season at the Porsche Tennis
Tennis
Grand Prix. She defeated the 2015 French Open
French Open
finalist Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
in the first round in three sets and Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
in straight sets. However, she would fall to the 1st seed Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
in the third round. She next competed at the Prague Open. She cruised by Stefanie Vögele, Kateřina Siniaková, and Camila Giorgi
Camila Giorgi
in the first three rounds. However, she would lose in straight sets to Lucie Šafářová in the semifinals. Plíšková lost in the second round of the Mutua Madrid Open to Madison Keys
Madison Keys
in straight sets and fell in the first round of the Italian Open to Daria Kasatkina. Her clay court season would come to a disappointing end as she would lose to the 108th ranked player in the world, Shelby Rogers
Shelby Rogers
in the first round of the French Open. Plíšková won her first title of the year at the 2016 Aegon Open. After a three set match with Anastasija Sevastova
Anastasija Sevastova
in the first round, she cruised to the final and beat Alison Riske
Alison Riske
for her first grass title. She then lost in the first round of the Birmingham Classic to fellow Czech Barbora Strýcová
Barbora Strýcová
and reached the final of the Eastbourne International where she lost to Dominika Cibulková. At Wimbledon, Plíšková beat Yanina Wickmayer
Yanina Wickmayer
in three sets before losing to Misaki Doi
Misaki Doi
in the second round. Plíšková began her hardcourt season at the Rogers Cup, where she beat Kateryna Bondarenko
Kateryna Bondarenko
and Sara Errani
Sara Errani
(who had to withdraw from the match) before losing in straight sets to eventual champion Simona Halep. She then pulled out of the Olympics. Plíšková won her maiden WTA Premier tournament
WTA Premier tournament
at the Western & Southern Open, defeating Germany's Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
in straight sets in the final. Her victory denied Kerber the opportunity to take over the world #1 ranking from Serena Williams
Serena Williams
and enabled Williams to tie Steffi Graf's record of 186 consecutive weeks at #1.[7] At the US Open, Plíšková beat wildcard Sofia Kenin, qualifier Montserrat González
Montserrat González
and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova en route to her first Grand Slam Round of 16, where she defeated No. 6 seed and two-time champion Venus Williams
Venus Williams
in three sets and ensured her first ever major quarterfinal where she faced Ana Konjuh.[8] She beat the Croatian in straight sets and reached her first Major semifinal, where she beat Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in straight sets to reach the final, where Serena Williams
Serena Williams
was attempting to vie her seventh US Open title. In the final, she lost to incoming No. 1 Angelique Kerber, despite winning the second set and being 3–1 up in the final set. Plíšková continued the season with playing in Asia and the first tournament was in Tokyo, however she lost in the first match to qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich. In the next tournament in Wuhan she had BYE in the first round and in the second round she defeated countrywoman Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
and the easily lost to Dominika Cibulková. Her run ended in the third round in Beijing either. In the first round she met Šafářová again and beat her in three sets and then won over Daria Kasatkina
Daria Kasatkina
by winning 9–7 in tie-break third set. Then she lost to Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta
in three sets. Plíšková qualified for 2016 WTA Finals and was in the group with Agnieszka Radwanska, Garbine Muguruza and Svetlana Kuznetsova. The first match was against Muguruza, which Plíšková won and had to face Muguruza´s matchpoints. In other matches the opponents were more successful and Plíšková ended the tournament in Singapore with one win and two losses. Plíšková played her final matches of 2016 in the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
Final in France. She beat Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
in the first singles rubber, which saw the third set end in a score of 14–12. This was the longest rubber in a Fed Cup
Fed Cup
Final, in terms of games played.[9] In the next singles rubber against Caroline Garcia, Plíšková lost in three sets. The tie was even after the four singles rubbers, setting up a decisive doubles contest in which Plíšková partnered with Barbora Strýcová
Barbora Strýcová
to defeat the WTA No. 1 ranked doubles team of Mladenovic/Garcia. With this victory over France, Plíšková and her Czech teammates completed a Fed Cup
Fed Cup
hat trick. It was also the second consecutive year that Plíšková and Strýcová won a decisive doubles rubber in the final.[10] At the end of the season she changed coaches. Jiří Vaněk was substituted by David Kotyza, former coach of compatriot and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová.[11] 2017: French Open
French Open
semifinal and World No. 1[edit] In 2017 Plíšková started the season by playing in Brisbane, where she beat Yulia Putintseva
Yulia Putintseva
and qualifier Asia Muhammad
Asia Muhammad
in two sets and then Roberta Vinci
Roberta Vinci
in three sets. She then defeated Elina Svitolina and Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
(both in straight sets) and won her 7th title.[12] At the 2017 Australian Open
Australian Open
she defeated easily Sara Sorribes Tormo and Anna Blinkova
Anna Blinkova
and beat Jelena Ostapenko
Jelena Ostapenko
in three sets despite being down 2–5 in the third. In the fourth round she defeated Daria Gavrilova and reached her second straight Grand Slam quarterfinal, where she was defeated by unseeded Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
in three sets. Her ranking increased to a career-high of 3 in the world. In February Plíšková played Fed Cup
Fed Cup
1st round against Spain
Spain
in Ostrava, Czech Republic. She defeated Lara Arruabarrena
Lara Arruabarrena
and Garbiñe Muguruza, both in straight sets. Her next tournament was Doha, where she had a bye in the first round. She played against Caroline Garcia in the second round and revenged the loss from the end of 2016 with a straight sets win. Then she played two matches in one day due to rain and won both of them. The quarterfinal against Zhang Shuai lasted overall about 7 hours. However, she outlasted Shuai in two sets before edging no. 5 Dominika Cibulková
Dominika Cibulková
in three sets, a match in which she hit a career-best 21 aces to beat the Slovakian for the first time. In the final she beat Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
in straight sets to win her 8th WTA title. Plíšková lost in the second round to Kristina Mladenovic in Dubai.[12] In the second round of the BNP Paribas Open, she defeated Monica Puig in three sets in a match full of errors. Although Plíšková´s performance was not so confident, she defeated Irina-Camelia Begu
Irina-Camelia Begu
in two sets, Timea Bacsinszky, who retired at the end of the sixth game, and Garbine Muguruza in two tie-breaks. In the semifinal against Svetlana Kuznetsova, Plíšková fell in straight tie-breaks. She reached the semifinals of the Miami Open, recording straight-set victories against qualifier Madison Brengle, Yulia Putintseva, countrywoman Barbora Strýcová, and Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
before falling to Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
in three sets.[12]

Plíšková at the 2017 Aegon International Eastbourne

Plíšková kicked off the clay-court season in Stuttgart, where she defeated CoCo Vandeweghe
CoCo Vandeweghe
in straight sets, but then lost in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Laura Siegemund. She then lost in the first round of home tournament Prague to Camila Giorgi. She also reached her first quarterfinals in Rome. In the first round she beat Lauren Davis, then Timea Bacsinszky
Timea Bacsinszky
before losing to eventual champion Elina Svitolina
Elina Svitolina
in straight sets in which was also her first defeat to Svitolina in her career. At the 2017 French Open, she beat Zheng Saisai, Ekaterina Alexandrova, and Carina Witthöft before winning a close fourth-round match against Veronica Cepede Royg. She then defeated Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
to set up a semifinal encounter with Simona Halep, which she lost in three sets. The defeat prevented her from claiming the world number 1 ranking at the conclusion of the tournament.[12] At Wimbledon, Plíšková was again one of the pre-tournament favourites, but suffered a second-round exit after losing in three-sets to world number 87 Magdaléna Rybáriková. On July 17, Plíšková reached the WTA world No. 1 ranking for the first time in her career. She was the sixth player to reach the No. 1 position without having won a Grand Slam tournament and the first female player representing the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
to achieve the feat.[13] Czechoslovakian-born Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
had also achieved a WTA world No. 1 ranking, but was already representing the United States
United States
when she first topped the rankings in 1978. Plíšková attained solid results during the US summer swing, reaching the quarterfinals and semifinals of the 2017 Rogers Cup
Rogers Cup
and the 2017 Western & Southern Open respectively. Pliskova participated in the 2017 US Open, where she was the top seed for the first time in a major. Plíšková easily defeated Magda Linette
Magda Linette
in straight sets in the first round, and outlasted American Nicole Gibbs after dropping the first set. In the third round she made a furious comeback after being a set down and facing match point in the second set to defeat 27th seed Zhang Shuai. She defeated Jennifer Brady by dropping just one game and advanced to the quarterfinals. Plíšková lost to CoCo Vandeweghe
CoCo Vandeweghe
in straight sets in the quarterfinals of the US Open. At the Pan Pacific Open, she defeated Magda Linette
Magda Linette
before losing to Angelique Kerber. At the Wuhan Open, Plíšková reached the quarterfinal stage before losing to Ashleigh Barty
Ashleigh Barty
in three sets. At the China Open, she defeated Carla Suarez Navarro
Carla Suarez Navarro
and Andrea Petkovic to reach the third round, where she lost to Sorana Cîrstea. At the WTA Finals Plíšková defeated Venus Williams
Venus Williams
in straight sets, and then faced Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
whom she also defeated in straight sets. These victories ensured that she would reach the semifinals of the WTA Finals for the first time. She then lost to Wozniacki in straight sets. 2018[edit] In Brisbane, Plíšková lost in semifinals to Elina Svitolina.[14] At the Australian Open
Australian Open
Plíšková reached quarterfinals for the second time, having defeated Verónica Cepede Royg, Beatriz Haddad Maia, Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
and Barbora Strýcová.[15]In quarterfinals she lost to Simona Halep
Simona Halep
in straight sets.[16]In Qatar Total Open she reached the third round after receiving a first round bye and defeating Alize Cornet in second round in straight sets. In third round she fell to American teenager Cici Bellis in straight sets, thus,failing to defend her title. In Dubai after receiving first round bye, she defeated Carla Suaraz Navarro in three sets in second round. In the quarter finals she was defeated by Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
in straight sets.In Indian Wells Plisková reached the quarterfinals, where she lost to eventual champion Naomi Osaka. At the following tournament, the Miami Open, Pliskova was defeated by wildcard and former champion Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
in the quarterfinals. Playing style[edit] Plíšková utilizes an extremely aggressive style, highlighted by her powerful, accurate serve as well as her forceful groundstrokes often in tandem with her net play, to extract errors from opponents or win points outright.[17] She also shows accuracy and power on mid-court shots, sometimes following them to net.[18][19] In the 2016 US Open final, she won 80% of her serve-and-volley points.[18] Career statistics[edit] Main article: Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková
career statistics Grand Slam tournament performance timeline[edit]

Key

W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended. Current up to 2018 Australian Open

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L

Australian Open A Q1 Q1 1R 2R 3R 3R QF QF 0 / 6 13–6

French Open A Q2 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R SF

0 / 6 7–6

Wimbledon Q1 A 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R

0 / 6 5–6

US Open Q1 Q1 Q2 1R 3R 1R F QF

0 / 5 12–5

Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–4 5–4 4–4 9–4 14–4 4–1 0-23 37–23

Grand Slam tournament finals[edit] Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent in final Score in final

Runner-up 2016 US Open Hard Angelique Kerber 3–6, 6–4, 4–6

References[edit]

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Karolína Plíšková
at the Fed Cup ^ Quayle, Emma (29 January 2010). "Another sister act". The Age. Retrieved 29 January 2010.  ^ Rossingh, Danielle (8 September 2016). "US Open: Serena Williams beaten by Karolina Pliskova, part of tennis' new sister act". CNN. Retrieved 14 September 2016.  ^ "Stats Corner: Twins Make History In Linz". Women's Tennis Association. 13 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.  ^ "10 things about Pliskova and her breakthrough". tennisnow.com. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2015.  ^ "Can Kerber Overtake Serena At US Open?". Women's Tennis Association. 22 August 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016.  ^ "Pliskova ousts Venus in three-set thriller". USOpen.org. Retrieved 2016-09-05.  ^ "French comeback levels score on opening day". fedcup.com. ITF. 12 November 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2017.  ^ Walsh, Leigh (13 November 2016). "Czechs maintain hold on Fed Cup trophy". fedcup.com. ITF. Retrieved 18 July 2017.  ^ "Two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova, Karolina Pliskova swap coaches". Tennis.com. 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2017-06-08.  ^ a b c d "2017 results". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2017-06-08.  ^ "Pliskova becomes new WTA World No.1". WTATennis.com. 2017-06-17. Retrieved 2017-06-17.  ^ "Svitolina takes revenge on Pliskova to book Brisbane final berth". 5 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.  ^ "Pliskova strikes Strycova out of Melbourne". 22 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2018.  ^ "Halep outplays Pliskova to make first Melbourne semifinal". 24 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2018.  ^ Tignor, Steve (2017-04-02). "Learn From The Pros: Karolina Pliskova". Tennis.com. Retrieved 2017-06-08.  ^ a b "US Open 2016: Aggressive style almost pays off for runner-up Karolina Pliskova". ExpressSports. The Express Group. Retrieved 24 January 2017.  ^ "Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki
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External links[edit]

Official website (in English) (in Czech)

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Sporting positions

Preceded by Angelique Kerber World No. 1 17 July 2017 – 10 September 2017 Succeeded by Garbiñe Muguruza

Preceded by Serena Williams US Open Series Champion 2015 Succeeded by Agnieszka Radwańska

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(1975/1985 – 260 w) Evonne Goolagong
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(1976 – 2 w) Martina Navratilova
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(1978/1987 – 331 w) Tracy Austin
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(1980 – 22 w) Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
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(1991/1996 – 178 w) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
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(1997/2001 – 209 w) Lindsay Davenport
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(2001/2002 – 17 w) Venus Williams
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(2002 – 11 w) Serena Williams
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(2002/2017 – 319 w) Kim Clijsters
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(2003/2008 – 117 w) Amélie Mauresmo
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(2005/2012 – 21 w) Ana Ivanovic
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(2008/2009 – 18 w) Dinara Safina
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(2009 – 26 w) Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
(2010/2018 – 71 w) Victoria Azarenka
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(2012/2013 – 51 w) Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
(2016/2017 – 34 w) Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková
(2017 – 8 w) Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
(2017 – 4 w) Simona Halep
Simona Halep
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World rankings – Top ten tennis players as of week of 9 April 2018[update]

ATP singles ATP doubles WTA singles WTA doubles

Rafael Nadal     Roger Federer Marin Čilić Alexander Zverev Grigor Dimitrov Juan Martín del Potro Dominic Thiem Kevin Anderson John Isner David Goffin

Łukasz Kubot Marcelo Melo Mate Pavić Henri Kontinen John Peers Oliver Marach Bob Bryan Mike Bryan Nicolas Mahut Ivan Dodig

Simona Halep Caroline Wozniacki Garbiñe Muguruza Elina Svitolina Jeļena Ostapenko Karolína Plíšková Caroline Garcia Venus Williams Sloane Stephens Petra Kvitová

Latisha Chan Elena Vesnina Ekaterina Makarova Tímea Babos Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková Ashleigh Barty Kateřina Siniaková Lucie Šafářová Casey Dellacqua Gabriela Dabrowski

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Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association: Top European female singles tennis players as of 9 April 2018

1. Simona Halep
Simona Halep
(1 ) 2. Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
(2 ) 3. Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
(3 ) 4. Elina Svitolina
Elina Svitolina
(4 ) 5. Jeļena Ostapenko
Jeļena Ostapenko
(5 )

6. Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková
(6 ) 7. Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
(7 ) 8. Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
(10 ) 9. Julia Görges
Julia Görges
(11 2) 10. Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
(12 1)

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Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association: Top Czech female singles tennis players as of 19 March 2018

1. Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková
(6 1) 2. Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
(9 ) 3. Barbora Strýcová
Barbora Strýcová
(24 1) 4. Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
(35 1) 5. Markéta Vondroušová
Markéta Vondroušová
(50 4)

6. Kateřina Siniaková
Kateřina Siniaková
(54 6) 7. Kristýna Plíšková
Kristýna Plíšková
(80 3) 8. Denisa Allertová
Denisa Allertová
(99 12) 9. Barbora Krejčíková
Barbora Krejčíková
(138 ) 10. Tereza Martincová
Tereza Martincová
(146 3)

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Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association: Top Czech female doubles tennis players as of 19 March 2018

1. Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
(6 ) 2. Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
(8 1) 3. Barbora Strýcová
Barbora Strýcová
(11 9) 4. Kateřina Siniaková
Kateřina Siniaková
(12 3) 5. Květa Peschke
Květa Peschke
(24 )

6. Lucie Hradecká
Lucie Hradecká
(26 10) 7. Barbora Krejčíková
Barbora Krejčíková
(32 1) 8. Renata Voráčová
Renata Voráčová
(33 1) 9. Kristýna Plíšková
Kristýna Plíšková
(108 2) 10. Markéta Vondroušová
Markéta Vondroušová
(166 3)

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Australian Open
Australian Open
girls’ singles champions

1969 Lesley Hunt 1970 Evonne Goolagong 1971 Pat Coleman 1972 Pat Coleman 1973 Chris O’Neil 1974 Jennifer Walker 1975 Sue Barker 1976 Sue Saliba 1977 (Jan) Pamela Baily 1977 (Dec) Amanda Tobin 1978 Elizabeth Little 1979 Anne Minter 1980 Anne Minter 1981 Anne Minter 1982 Amanda Brown 1983 Amanda Brown 1984 Annabel Croft 1985 Jenny Byrne 1987 Michelle Jaggard 1988 Jo-Anne Faull 1989 Kim Kessaris 1990 Magdalena Maleeva 1991 Nicole Pratt 1992 Joanne Limmer 1993 Heike Rusch 1994 Trudi Musgrave 1995 Siobhan Drake-Brockman 1996 Magdalena Grzybowska 1997 Mirjana Lučić 1998 Jelena Kostanić 1999 Virginie Razzano 2000 Anikó Kapros 2001 Jelena Janković 2002 Barbora Strýcová 2003 Barbora Strýcová 2004 Shahar Pe'er 2005 Victoria Azarenka 2006 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2007 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2008 Arantxa Rus 2009 Ksenia Pervak 2010 Karolína Plíšková 2011 An-Sophie Mestach 2012 Taylor Townsend 2013 Ana Konjuh 2014 Elizaveta Kulichkova 2015 Tereza Mihalíková 2016 Vera Lapko 2017 Marta Kostyuk

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