Karolína Plíšková

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Karolína Plíšková
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Plíšková at the 2013 US Open
Full name Karolína Plíšková
Country  Czech Republic
Residence Louny, Czech Republic
Born (1992-03-21) 21 March 1992 (age 22)
Louny, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Plays Right-handed (two handed-backhand)
Prize money $682,940
Singles
Career record 236–161
Career titles 1 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest ranking 51 (17 February 2014)
Current ranking 75 (14 April 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2014)
French Open 1R (2012, 2013)
Wimbledon 2R (2013)
US Open 1R (2013)
Doubles
Career record 90–77
Career titles 1 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest ranking 68 (24 February 2014)
Current ranking 72 (14 April 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2014)
French Open 1R (2013)
Wimbledon 1R (2013)
US Open 1R (2012, 2013)
Last updated on: 14 April 2014.

Karolína Plíšková (born 21 March 1992) is a Czech tennis player.

Plíšková has won one singles and one doubles title on the WTA tour, as well as ten singles and six doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 17 February 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 51. On 24 February 2014, she peaked at world number 68 in the doubles rankings.

As a junior, Plíšková won the girls' singles event at the 2010 Australian Open, defeating Laura Robson in the final. Her twin sister Kristýna is also a tennis player.

Personal life[edit]

Plíšková was born to Radek and Martina Plíšková, and has a twin sister Kristýna, who is also a tennis player.[1] She is currently coached by Jan Bedan.[2]

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 in straight sets.

2013[edit]

Plíšková started the year in 2013 Brisbane International. She however lost to Olga Puchkova in the first round in two sets. Then in her next tournament 2013 Apia International 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.[3]

WTA finals[edit]

Singles (1–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 3 March 2013 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands 1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 2 February 2014 PTT Pattaya Open, Pattaya, Thailand Hard Russia Ekaterina Makarova 3–6, 6–7(7–9)

Doubles (1–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 14 July 2013 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, Palermo, Italy Clay Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková France Kristina Mladenovic
Poland Katarzyna Piter
1–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Winner 1. 13 October 2013 Generali Ladies Linz, Linz, Austria Hard (i) Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Poland Alicja Rosolska
7–6(8–6), 6–4

ITF finals[edit]

Singles (10–6)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–2)
Clay (3–3)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (4–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 14 April 2008 Bol, Croatia Clay France Florence Haring 6–4, 7–5
Winner 2. 25 May 2009 Grado, Italy Clay Germany Julia Schruff 7–6(7–2), 7–5
Winner 3. 7 September 2009 Noto, Japan Carpet Japan Shiho Hisamatsu 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 7–6(11–9)
Winner 4. 26 April 2010 Gifu, Japan Clay China Sun Shengnan 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 10 May 2010 Kurume, Japan Clay Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková 7–5, 2–6, 0–6
Winner 5. 18 October 2010 Glasgow 2, United Kingdom Hard (i) Greece Eirini Georgatou 3–6, 6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 30 May 2011 Přerov, Czech Republic Clay Hungary Réka-Luca Jani 0–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 11 July 2011 Darmstadt, Germany Clay Luxembourg Mandy Minella 6–7(5–7), 2–6
Winner 6. 17 October 2011 Makinohara, Japan Carpet Japan Erika Sema 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–0
Winner 7. 24 October 2011 Hamanako, Japan Carpet Japan Junri Namigata 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 4. 14 November 2011 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i) Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 28 November 2011 Vendryně, Czech Republic Hard (i) Switzerland Amra Sadiković 7–5, 1–6, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 8. 30 January 2012 Grenoble, France Hard (i) Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková 7–6(13–11), 7–6(8–6)
Winner 9. 12 November 2012 Zawada, Poland Carpet (i) Croatia Ana Vrljić 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 3 June 2013 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass Croatia Petra Martić 3–6, 3–6
Winner 10. 9 September 2013 Sanya, China Hard China Zheng Saisai 6–3, 6–4

Doubles (6–6)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–4)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 10 May 2010 Kurume, Japan Clay Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková China Sun Shengnan
China Xu Yifan
0–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 13 February 2011 Rancho Mirage, United States Hard Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková Russia Nadejda Guskova
Poland Sandra Zaniewska
6–7(6–8), 6–1, 6–4
Winner 2. 30 May 2011 Přerov, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Kateřina Kramperová Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 11 July 2011 Darmstadt, Germany Clay Czech Republic Hana Birnerová Russia Natela Dzalamidze
Germany Anna Zaja
5–7, 6–2, [6–10]
Winner 3. 1 August 2011 Vancouver, Canada Hard Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková United States Jamie Hampton
Thailand N. Lertcheewakarn
5–7, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 6 November 2011 Taipei 5, Taiwan Hard (i) Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
China Zheng Jie
6–7(5–7), 7–5, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 20 November 2011 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i) Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková United Kingdom Naomi Broady
France Kristina Mladenovic
7–5, 4–6, [2–10]
Winner 4. 23 January 2012 Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France Hard (i) Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková France Julie Coin
Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová
6–4, 4–6, [10–5]
Winner 5. 30 January 2012 Grenoble, France Hard (i) Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková Ukraine Valentyna Ivakhnenko
Ukraine Maryna Zanevska
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 17 September 2012 Shrewsbury, United Kingdom Hard (i) Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková Serbia Vesna Dolonc
Switzerland Stefanie Vögele
1–6, 7–6(7–3), [13–15]
Winner 6. 12 November 2012 Zawada, Poland Carpet (i) Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková Germany Kristina Barrois
Austria Sandra Klemenschits
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 26 November 2012 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová Italy Maria Elena Camerin
Russia Vera Dushevina
5–7, 3–6

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Girls' Singles (1–0)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2010 Australian Open Hard United Kingdom Laura Robson 6–1, 7–6(7–5)

Grand Slam performance timeline[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 1R 2R 1–2
French Open 1R 1R N/A 0–2
Wimbledon 1R 2R N/A 1–2
US Open Q2 1R N/A 0–1
Win–Loss 0–2 1–4 1–1 2–7

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 0–1
French Open A 1R N/A 0–1
Wimbledon Q2 1R N/A 0–1
US Open 1R 1R N/A 0–2
Win–Loss 0–1 0–3 0–1 0–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quayle, Emma (29 January 2010). "Another sister act". The Age. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Karolína Plíšková at the International Tennis Federation
  3. ^ "Stats Corner: Twins Make History In Linz". Women's Tennis Association. 13 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 

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