Plíšková at the 2014 Nürnberger Versicherungscup
|Full name||Karolína Plíšková|
21 March 1992 |
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two handed-backhand)|
|Career record||296–189 (61.03%)|
|Career titles||4 WTA, 10 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 12 (6 April 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 12 (6 April 2015)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2015)|
|French Open||2R (2014)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2013, 2014)|
|US Open||3R (2014)|
|Career titles||4 WTA, 6 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 39 (19 January 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 45 (23 March 2015)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2014, 2015)|
|French Open||1R (2013, 2014)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2013, 2014)|
|US Open||1R (2012, 2013, 2014)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Last updated on: 23 March 2015.|
Karolína Plíšková (born 21 March 1992) is a Czech tennis player.
Plíšková has won three singles and four doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as ten singles and six doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 16 February 2015, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 18. On 19 January 2015, she peaked at world number 39 in the doubles rankings.
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Career
- 3 Significant finals
- 4 WTA finals
- 5 ITF finals
- 6 Performance timelines
- 7 Junior Grand Slam finals
- 8 References
- 9 External links
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 in straight sets.
2013: First WTA title
Plíšková started the year in Brisbane International. She however lost to 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.
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.
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 and Sorana Cîrstea before losing to 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 in three sets. She broke into the top-50 in July and defeated world number 9 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 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 in the top-25, ranked world number 24.
After reaching five finals and winning two of them, racing from world number 67 to 24 after a whole year, and appearing to broader public at US Open with big win over a former world number one and eight seed at the tournament to reach third round at Grand Slam for the first time, 2014 must be called a breakthrough year for Plíšková.
2015: Climb Toward the World's Elite
Plíšková began her year at the 2015 Brisbane International where she defeated former world number 1 and two-time Grand Slam champion 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, where she lost to fellow Czech 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.
Plíšková made her debut for the Czech Republic Fed Cup team in the first round of the 2015 Fed Cup World Group in February, winning both of her rubbers against Françoise Abanda and Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada to help the Czechs to a 4–0 win in Quebec.
As the 8th seed, Plíšková reached semifinal at Proximus Diamond Games Antwerp, before losing to eventually 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 Safarova, and the rising Spaniard Garbine 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, Pliskova 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, 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, to claim her fourth WTA title.
WTA Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 finals
Singles: 1 (1 runner up)
|Runner-up||2015||Dubai Tennis Championships||Hard||Simona Halep||4–6, 6–7(4–7)|
Singles: 9 (4 titles, 5 runners-up)
|Winner||1.||3 March 2013||Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Hard||Bethanie Mattek-Sands||1–6, 7–5, 6–3|
|Runner-up||1.||2 February 2014||PTT Pattaya Open, Pattaya, Thailand||Hard||Ekaterina Makarova||3–6, 6–7(7–9)|
|Runner-up||2.||24 May 2014||Nürnberger Versicherungscup, Nuremberg, Germany||Clay||Eugenie Bouchard||2–6, 6–4, 3–6|
|Runner-up||3.||14 September 2014||Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong||Hard||Sabine Lisicki||5–7, 3–6|
|Winner||2.||21 September 2014||Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea||Hard||Varvara Lepchenko||6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–2|
|Winner||3.||12 October 2014||Generali Ladies Linz, Linz, Austria||Hard (i)||Camila Giorgi||6–7(4–7), 6–3, 7–6(7–4)|
|Runner-up||4.||15 January 2015||Sydney International, Sydney, Australia||Hard||Petra Kvitová||6–7(5–7), 6–7(6–8)|
|Runner-up||5.||21 February 2015||Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai, UAE||Hard||Simona Halep||4–6, 6–7(4–7)|
|Winner||4.||2 May 2015||Sparta Prague Open, Prague, Czech Republic||Clay||Lucie Hradecká||4–6, 7–5, 6–3|
Doubles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)
|Runner-up||1.||14 July 2013||Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, Palermo, Italy||Clay||Kristýna Plíšková|| Kristina Mladenovic
|1–6, 7–5, [8–10]|
|Winner||1.||13 October 2013||Generali Ladies Linz, Linz, Austria||Hard (i)||Kristýna Plíšková|| Gabriela Dabrowski
|Winner||2.||24 May 2014||Nürnberger Versicherungscup, Nuremberg, Germany||Clay||Michaëlla Krajicek|| Raluca Olaru
|6–0, 4–6, [10–6]|
|Winner||3.||13 July 2014||Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria||Clay||Kristýna Plíšková|| Andreja Klepač
María Teresa Torró Flor
|4–6, 6–3, [10–6]|
|Winner||4.||14 September 2014||Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong||Hard||Kristýna Plíšková|| Patricia Mayr-Achleitner
|6–2, 2–6, [12–10]|
Singles: 16 (10 titles, 6 runners-up)
|Winner||1.||14 April 2008||Bol, Croatia||Clay||Florence Haring||6–4, 7–5|
|Winner||2.||25 May 2009||Grado, Italy||Clay||Julia Schruff||7–6(7–2), 7–5|
|Winner||3.||7 September 2009||Noto, Japan||Carpet||Shiho Hisamatsu||3–6, 7–6(7–2), 7–6(11–9)|
|Winner||4.||26 April 2010||Gifu, Japan||Clay||Sun Shengnan||6–3, 3–6, 6–3|
|Runner-up||1.||10 May 2010||Kurume, Japan||Clay||Kristýna Plíšková||7–5, 2–6, 0–6|
|Winner||5.||18 October 2010||Glasgow, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||Eirini Georgatou||3–6, 6–0, 6–3|
|Runner-up||2.||30 May 2011||Přerov, Czech Republic||Clay||Réka-Luca Jani||0–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||3.||11 July 2011||Darmstadt, Germany||Clay||Mandy Minella||6–7(5–7), 2–6|
|Winner||6.||17 October 2011||Makinohara, Japan||Carpet||Erika Sema||6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–0|
|Winner||7.||24 October 2011||Hamanako, Japan||Carpet||Junri Namigata||6–2, 7–6(7–4)|
|Runner-up||4.||14 November 2011||Bratislava, Slovakia||Hard (i)||Lesia Tsurenko||5–7, 3–6|
|Runner-up||5.||28 November 2011||Vendryně, Czech Republic||Hard (i)||Amra Sadiković||7–5, 1–6, 6–7(5–7)|
|Winner||8.||30 January 2012||Grenoble, France||Hard (i)||Kristýna Plíšková||7–6(13–11), 7–6(8–6)|
|Winner||9.||12 November 2012||Zawada, Poland||Carpet (i)||Ana Vrljić||6–3, 6–2|
|Runner-up||6.||3 June 2013||Nottingham, United Kingdom||Grass||Petra Martić||3–6, 3–6|
|Winner||10.||9 September 2013||Sanya, China||Hard||Zheng Saisai||6–3, 6–4|
Doubles: 12 (6 titles, 6 runners-up)
|Runner-up||1.||10 May 2010||Kurume, Japan||Clay||Kristýna Plíšková|| Sun Shengnan
|Winner||1.||13 February 2011||Rancho Mirage, United States||Hard||Kristýna Plíšková|| Nadejda Guskova
|6–7(6–8), 6–1, 6–4|
|Winner||2.||30 May 2011||Přerov, Czech Republic||Clay||Kateřina Kramperová|| Lyudmyla Kichenok
|Runner-up||2.||11 July 2011||Darmstadt, Germany||Clay||Hana Birnerová|| Natela Dzalamidze
|5–7, 6–2, [6–10]|
|Winner||3.||1 August 2011||Vancouver, Canada||Hard||Kristýna Plíšková|| Jamie Hampton
|5–7, 6–2, 6–4|
|Runner-up||3.||6 November 2011||Taipei, Taiwan||Hard (i)||Kristýna Plíšková|| Chan Yung-jan
|6–7(5–7), 7–5, 3–6|
|Runner-up||4.||20 November 2011||Bratislava, Slovakia||Hard (i)||Kristýna Plíšková|| Naomi Broady
|7–5, 4–6, [2–10]|
|Winner||4.||23 January 2012||Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France||Hard (i)||Kristýna Plíšková|| Julie Coin
|6–4, 4–6, [10–5]|
|Winner||5.||30 January 2012||Grenoble, France||Hard (i)||Kristýna Plíšková|| Valentyna Ivakhnenko
|Runner-up||5.||17 September 2012||Shrewsbury, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||Kristýna Plíšková|| Vesna Dolonc
|1–6, 7–6(7–3), [13–15]|
|Winner||6.||12 November 2012||Zawada, Poland||Carpet (i)||Kristýna Plíšková|| Kristina Barrois
|Runner-up||6.||26 November 2012||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Eva Hrdinová|| Maria Elena Camerin
Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.
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.
Only Main Draw results on the WTA Tour are considered.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||Absent||Q1||Q1||1R||2R||3R||0 / 3||3–3||50%|
|French Open||Absent||Q2||1R||1R||2R||0 / 3||1–3||25%|
|Wimbledon||Absent||Q1||A||1R||2R||2R||0 / 3||2–3||40%|
|US Open||Absent||Q1||Q1||Q2||1R||3R||0 / 2||2–2||50%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–2||1–4||5–4||2–1||0 / 11||8–11||42%|
|Summer Olympics||NH||A||Not Held||A||Not Held||0 / 0||0–0||0%|
|WTA Tour Championships||Absent||0 / 0||0–0||0%|
|WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments|
|Indian Wells||Absent||Q1||Q1||3R||4R||0 / 2||4–2||67%|
|Miami||Absent||2R||1R||QF||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Madrid||Not Held||Absent||Q1||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Beijing||Not Tier I||Absent||Q2||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|WTA Premier 5 Tournaments|
|Dubai||Not P5||Absent||Not P5||F||0 / 1||5–1||0%|
|Doha||NP5||A||Not Held||NP5||Absent||2R||NP5||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Rome||Absent||0 / 0||0–0||0%|
|Canada||Absent||Q1||2R||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Cincinnati||NP5||Absent||Q2||Q2||Q1||0 / 0||0–0||0%|
|Tokyo||Absent||NP5||0 / 0||0–0||0%|
|Wuhan||Not Held||3R||0 / 1||2–1||66%|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
Junior Grand Slam finals
Girls' Singles (1 title)
|Winner||2010||Australian Open||Hard||Laura Robson||6–1, 7–6(7–5)|
- Karolína Plíšková at the Fed Cup
- Quayle, Emma (29 January 2010). "Another sister act". The Age. Retrieved 29 January 2010.
- Jaroch, Jan (23 September 2014). "Rozjetá Plíšková září: Trenér mi psal, jestli jsem se nezbláznila". Blesk (in Czech). Retrieved 24 September 2014.
- "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". Tennis now. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
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