Karolína Plíšková

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Karolína Plíšková
Nürnberger Versicherungscup 2014-Karolina Pliskova by 2eight 3SC7003.jpg
Full name Karolína Plíšková
Country  Czech Republic
Born (1992-03-21) 21 March 1992 (age 23)
Louny, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Plays Right-handed (two handed-backhand)
Prize money $1,820,755
Singles
Career record 296–189 (61.03%)
Career titles 4 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest ranking No. 12 (6 April 2015)
Current ranking No. 13 (4 May 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2015)
French Open 2R (2014, 2015)
Wimbledon 2R (2013, 2014)
US Open 3R (2014)
Doubles
Career record 112–96
Career titles 4 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest ranking No. 38 (18 May 2015)
Current ranking No. 38 (18 May 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2014, 2015)
French Open 2R (2015)
Wimbledon 1R (2013, 2014)
US Open 1R (2012, 2013, 2014)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 2R (2014)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 2–0
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 6 April 2015, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 12. On 19 January 2015, she peaked at world number 39 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 and won junior Wimbledon in 2010.

Playing for the Czech Republic at the Fed Cup, Plíšková has a win–loss record of 2–0.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Plíšková was born to Radek and Martina Plíšková, and has a twin sister Kristýna, who is also a tennis player.[2] She is currently coached by Jiří Vaněk.[3]

Career[edit]

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: First WTA title[edit]

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.

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.[4]

2014: Breakthrough[edit]

Karolína 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 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.

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 of Italy.

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.[5]

2015: Climb Toward the World's Elite[edit]

Karolína Plíšková at the NSW TENNIS APIA INTERNATIONAL

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.

At the first Grand Slam of the year in Australia, Plíšková reached the third round before losing to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova.

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.

Her next tournament is the Madrid Open where she will face Sílvia Soler Espinosa in the first round.

Significant finals[edit]

WTA Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 2015 Dubai Tennis Championships Hard Romania Simona Halep 4–6, 6–7(4–7)

WTA finals[edit]

Singles: 9 (4 titles, 5 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Premier (0–1)
International (4–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–4)
Clay (1–1)
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)
Runner-up 2. 24 May 2014 Nürnberger Versicherungscup, Nuremberg, Germany Clay Canada Eugenie Bouchard 2–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 14 September 2014 Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong Hard Germany Sabine Lisicki 5–7, 3–6
Winner 2. 21 September 2014 Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard United States Varvara Lepchenko 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
Winner 3. 12 October 2014 Generali Ladies Linz, Linz, Austria Hard (i) Italy Camila Giorgi 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 4. 15 January 2015 Sydney International, Sydney, Australia Hard Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 6–7(5–7), 6–7(6–8)
Runner-up 5. 21 February 2015 Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai, UAE Hard Romania Simona Halep 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 4. 2 May 2015 Sparta Prague Open, Prague, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká 4–6, 7–5, 6–3

Doubles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (4–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (2–1)
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
Winner 2. 24 May 2014 Nürnberger Versicherungscup, Nuremberg, Germany Clay Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek Romania Raluca Olaru
Israel Shahar Pe'er
6–0, 4–6, [10–6]
Winner 3. 13 July 2014 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria Clay Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Spain María Teresa Torró Flor
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Winner 4. 14 September 2014 Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong Hard Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková Austria Patricia Mayr-Achleitner
Australia Arina Rodionova
6–2, 2–6, [12–10]

ITF finals[edit]

Singles: 16 (10 titles, 6 runners-up)[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, 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: 12 (6 titles, 6 runners-up)[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, 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

Performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F-S G NMS NH

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.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open Absent Q1 Q1 1R 2R 3R 0 / 3 3–3 50%
French Open Absent Q2 1R 1R 2R 2R 0 / 4 2–4 33%
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%
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held A Not Held 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Year-End Championships
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 2R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
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 1R 0 / 1 0–1 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%
Career Statistics
Tournaments Played 1 1 1 1 3 6 17 27 7 64
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
Finals Reached 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2 8
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 0–3 1–6 10–16 44–24 20–7 293–187
Win % 0% 66% 0% 0% 0% 14% 38% 65% 74% 61%
Year-End Ranking 860 427 228 203 159 120 67 24

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 0–2
French Open A 1R 1R N/A 0–2
Wimbledon Q2 1R 1R N/A 0–2
US Open 1R 1R 1R N/A 0–3
Win–Loss 0–1 0–3 0–4 0–1 0–9

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Girls' Singles (1 title)[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karolína Plíšková at the Fed Cup
  2. ^ Quayle, Emma (29 January 2010). "Another sister act". The Age. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Jaroch, Jan (23 September 2014). "Rozjetá Plíšková září: Trenér mi psal, jestli jsem se nezbláznila". Blesk (in Czech). Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Stats Corner: Twins Make History In Linz". Women's Tennis Association. 13 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "10 things about Pliskova and her breakthrough". Tennis now. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 

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