The Info List - Karolina Pliskova

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KAROLíNA PLíšKOVá (Czech pronunciation: , born 21 March 1992) is a Czech professional tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 and is currently ranked No. 4 in the world by the Women\'s Tennis
Association (WTA).

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 in three sets. As a junior, Plíšková won the girls\' singles event at the 2010 Australian Open , defeating Laura Robson in the final. She has also played for the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
in Fed Cup competition.


* 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 semifinal and No. 1 ranking

* 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


Plíšková was born in 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. Karolína currently lives in Monte Carlo .



Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková
won 2010 Australian Open junior title, defeating Laura Robson
Laura Robson
in the girls' final.


Plíšková played her first senior Grand Slam tournament main draw at the 2012 French Open . To qualify, she defeated Dia Evtimova
Dia Evtimova
, Tamaryn Hendler
Tamaryn Hendler
and Laura Robson
Laura Robson
. She lost in the first round to world number 8 Marion Bartoli
Marion Bartoli
in straight sets.


Plíšková started the year in Brisbane International
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
Alexandra Panova
, Irina Falconi and Estrella Cabeza Candela
Estrella Cabeza Candela
. In the first round she lost to the third seed, Sara Errani
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
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.


Plíšková at the 2014 China

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.

2015: TOP 10 DEBUT

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
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 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
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
Lucie Šafářová
, and the rising Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza
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
Annika Beck
, Tsvetana Pironkova
Tsvetana Pironkova
, Denisa Allertová and Yanina Wickmayer
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 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
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
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 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 in three sets and earned another straight sets win over rising star Daria Kasatkina
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
Grand Prix . She defeated the 2015 French Open finalist 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
Stefanie Vögele
, Kateřina Siniaková
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 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
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
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 at the Western Czechoslovakian-born Martina Navratilova also achieved a WTA world No. 1 ranking, but was representing the United States
United States
when she first topped the rankings in 1978.

Pliskova attained solid results during the US summer swing, reaching the quarterfinals and semifinals of the 2017 Rogers Cup
Rogers Cup
and the 2017 Western (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 either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended. Current through 2017 US Open .

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

Australian Open A Q1 Q1 1R 2R 3R 3R QF 0 / 5 9–5

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 0 / 21 33–21


Singles: 1 (1 Runner-up)


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


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