|Country (sports)||Czech Republic|
|Residence||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Born||21 March 1992|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Left (born right), two-handed backhand|
|Career record||399–337 (54.2%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 35 (31 July 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 114 (13 September 2021)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2017)|
|French Open||2R (2020)|
|US Open||2R (2012, 2017, 2019, 2021)|
|Career record||167–137 (54.9%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 44 (14 June 2021)|
|Current ranking||No. 62 (26 July 2021)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2017)|
|French Open||QF (2021)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2014, 2017)|
|US Open||1R (2012, 2014, 2017)|
|Fed Cup||0–1 (0%)|
|Last updated on: 29 July 2021.|
Kristýna Plíšková (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkrɪstiːna ˈpliːʃkovaː]; born 21 March 1992) is a Czech professional tennis player.
Plíšková has won one singles and four doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as nine singles and eight doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 31 July 2017, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 35. On 14 June 2021, she peaked at No. 44 in the doubles rankings.
Plíšková began competing professionally in 2005. She played her first ITF Junior Circuit final at the Malta ITF Junior Tournament in 2006, losing to Cristina Sánchez Quintanar. Plíšková made her Grand Slam debut at the 2010 Australian Open and reached the semifinals. She defeated the first seed Tímea Babos in the quarterfinals, but then lost to Laura Robson. Robson was eventually beaten in the final by Plíšková's twin sister Karolína. At the 2010 French Open, Plíšková was defeated by Danka Kovinić in the first round. She then went on to win the Eastbourne International junior tournament, beating Tara Moore. Plíšková eventually won the Wimbledon girls' singles, defeating Sachie Ishizu.
In 2007, Plíšková was awarded a wildcard at the Prague Open but lost to the first seed Marion Bartoli. She also competed in the doubles event with her sister Karolína, but they lost to fellow Czechs Lucie Hradecká and Renata Voráčová in the first round.
In 2009, she reached her first ITF singles final in Pesaro, but was defeated by Anastasia Grymalska.
Plíšková won her first ITF title in May at Kurume, beating her sister in the final. At the Prague Open, she lost to the fifth seed Anabel Medina Garrigues in the first round. In doubles, she and her sister lost to Klaudia Jans and Alicja Rosolska in the opening round. She then played her first senior Grand Slam event at the US Open. She defeated Lauren Albanese and Arantxa Rus, but then lost to Lourdes Domínguez Lino in the final qualifying round.
Plíšková qualified for the Wimbledon Championships and won her first Grand Slam main-draw match against Polona Hercog. However, in round two, she lost to 24th seed Francesca Schiavone, in straight sets. She then qualified for the US Open where she upset 18th seed Julia Görges in the first round; but again, failed to make it past the second round, losing to Mandy Minella.
Plíšková began her season at the Brisbane International. She lost in the final round of qualifying to Australian wildcard Bojana Bobusic. At the Sydney International, Plíšková was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Andrea Hlaváčková. In Melbourne, Plíšková won her first-round match over Australian wildcard Sacha Jones. In the second round, she lost to 27th seed Sorana Cîrstea.
Playing in Paris at the WTA indoor event, Plíšková was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Lara Arruabarrena Vecino. Next, Plíšková played at a $25k tournament in Grenoble, France. She lost in the quarterfinals to Sandra Záhlavová. At the Dubai Championships, Plíšková was defeated in the first round of qualifying to Kurumi Nara. Seeded eighth at the Malaysian Open, she lost in the first round to qualifier Zarina Diyas. In Indian Wells, Plíšková was defeated in the first round of qualifying by American wildcard Grace Min. At the Miami Open, she lost in the final round of qualifying to Jana Čepelová. After that, Plíšková stayed in Florida to compete at the Oaks Club Challenger where she was beaten in her quarterfinal match by eventual finalist Estrella Cabeza Candela.
Plíšková began clay-court season at the Charleston Open. She lost in the final round of qualifying to Caroline Garcia. Playing at the first edition of the Katowice Open, she was defeated in the first round by third seed Klára Zakopalová. Seeded second at the first edition of the Lale Cup, Plíšková fell in her quarterfinal match to Ana Vrljić. Seeded fifth at the Slovak Open, she lost in the second round to Kateřina Siniaková.
Plíšková won another two titles on the WTA Tour with her sister Karolína in doubles.
She upset Svetlana Kuznetsova in Wimbledon to reach the third round of a Grand Slam championship for the first time in her career. However, she went on to lose to Monica Niculescu in the next round.
2016: First WTA title
Plíšková defeated Samantha Stosur in the first round of the Australian Open, but lost to Monica Puig after setting a new WTA record for the most aces (31) in a match, but failed to convert five match points. At the Tashkent Open, she went on to win her maiden WTA-level title defeating defending champion Nao Hibino.
2017: Second WTA final at home
Plíšková started the season at Shenzhen where she lost to Johanna Konta in three sets in the quarterfinals. In the Australian Open, she went on to lose to world No. 1 and defending champion, Angelique Kerber, in the third round.
In the Indian Wells Open, she reached the third round, where she faced Dominika Cibulková dominated the first set 6–2 before losing the last two sets in tiebreaks and having a match point at 5–4 in the deciding set. She lost her opener at the Miami Open to Mandy Minella, also in three sets. At the new WTA event Ladies Open Biel Bienne she reached the quarterfinals where she lost to her compatriot and later tournament champion Markéta Vondroušová in two sets. Plíšková then reached the final of the Prague Open, falling to Mona Barthel there. Plíšková won two matches in her other two WTA clay-court events but lost in the first round to Chloé Paquet at the French Open.
She had a decent grass-court season, amassing four wins in the Rosmalen Open, Mallorca Open, Eastbourne International and the Wimbledon Championships. Plíšková then proceeded to reach the final of an 80K event back home in Prague, but then cut her finger on an electric fan at the Jiangxi International Open, which resulted in her having to withdraw from her next two events. She returned to action in the Connecticut Open, losing to eventual champion Daria Gavrilova. At the US Open, she lost to Magdaléna Rybáriková in the second round.
At the Birmingham Classic, she and her sister Karolína became the first identical twins in WTA history to play each other in a main-draw match. Kristýna beat her sister, who was ranked over 100 places above her.
2021: First Grand Slam quarterfinal in doubles
At the French Open, Plíšková partnering with her twin sister Karolína Plíšková reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam in doubles for the first time in her career. As a result, Kristýna reached a career-high ranking of 44 in doubles.
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win/loss records.
Current after the 2021 US Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||Q1||Q1||2R||Q2||Q1||2R||3R||1R||2R||1R||1R||0 / 7||5–7||42%|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||Q1||Q1||1R||Q1||Q1||1R||1R||1R||1R||2R||1R||0 / 7||1–7||13%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||1R||1R||3R||1R||2R||1R||1R||NH||2R||0 / 10||5–10||33%|
|US Open||A||A||A||Q3||Q3||2R||Q2||1R||Q1||Q2||2R||1R||2R||1R||2R||0 / 7||4–7||36%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–1||2–2||1–3||0–2||2–1||1–3||4–4||0–4||2–4||1–3||2–4||0 / 31||15–31||33%|
|Dubai / Qatar Open[n 1]||NT1||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||A||A||2R||A||Q1||Q1||1R||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Indian Wells Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||A||1R||3R||2R||Q1||NH||0 / 3||3–3||50%|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||A||A||3R||1R||1R||1R||1R||0 / 5||2–5||29%|
|Madrid Open||Not Held||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||1R||3R||2R||A||0 / 3||3–3||50%|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||A||A||A||A||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Cincinnati Open||Not Tier I||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||Q1||A||A||A||Q2||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[n 2]||A||A||A||A||1R||A||Q2||Q2||A||A||A||A||A||NH||0 / 0||0–1||0%|
|China Open||Not Tier I||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Tournaments||1||1||0||2||5||3||10||10||4||15||23||22||21||8||12||Career total: 137|
|Titles||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||Career total: 1|
|Finals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||Career total: 2|
|Overall Win–Loss||0–1||0–1||0–0||0–2||2–5||3–3||3–10||3–10||2–4||10–14||22–23||14–22||18–21||9–8||4–12||1 / 137||90–136||40%|
- The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009 to 2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
- In 2014, the Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.
WTA career finals
Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner–up)
|Win||1–0||Oct 2016||Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan||International||Hard||Nao Hibino||6–3, 2–6, 6–3|
|Loss||1–1||May 2017||Prague Open, Czech Republic||International||Clay||Mona Barthel||6–2, 5–7, 2–6|
Doubles: 6 (5 titles, 1 runner–up)
|Loss||0–1||Jul 2013||Palermo International, Italy||International||Clay||Karolína Plíšková|| Kristina Mladenovic
|1–6, 7–5, [8–10]|
|Win||1–1||Oct 2013||Linz Open, Austria||International||Hard (i)||Karolína Plíšková|| Gabriela Dabrowski
|Win||2–1||Jul 2014||Gastein Ladies, Austria||International||Clay||Karolína Plíšková|| Andreja Klepač
María Teresa Torró Flor
|4–6, 6–3, [10–6]|
|Win||3–1||Sep 2014||Hong Kong Open, China||International||Hard||Karolína Plíšková|| Patricia Mayr-Achleitner
|6–2, 2–6, [12–10]|
|Win||4–1||Jul 2019||Bucharest Open, Romania||International||Clay||Viktória Kužmová|| Jaqueline Cristian
|Win||5–1||Aug 2020||Prague Open, Czech Republic||International||Clay||Lucie Hradecká|| Monica Niculescu
WTA 125K series finals
Singles: 1 (1 title)
|Win||1–0||Sep 2016||Dalian Open, China||Hard||Misa Eguchi||7–5, 4–6, 2–5 ret.|
Doubles: 2 (2 titles)
|Win||1–0||Sep 2018||Chicago Challenger, United States||Hard||Mona Barthel|| Asia Muhammad
|Win||2–0||Mar 2019||Indian Wells Challenger, United States||Hard||Evgeniya Rodina|| Taylor Townsend
ITF Circuit finals
Singles: 17 (9 titles, 8 runner–ups)
|Loss||0–1||Aug 2009||ITF Pesaro, Italy||10,000||Clay||Anastasia Grymalska||6–2, 1–6, 2–6|
|Win||1–1||May 2010||Kurume Cup, Japan||50,000||Grass||Karolína Plíšková||5–7, 6–2, 6–0|
|Loss||1–2||Feb 2011||ITF Rancho Mirage, United States||25,000||Hard||Ashley Weinhold||3–6, 6–3, 5–7|
|Win||2–2||Jan 2012||Open Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France||25,000||Hard (i)||Anna Remondina||6–2, 6–2|
|Loss||2–3||Feb 2012||ITF Grenoble, France||25,000||Hard (i)||Karolína Plíšková||6–7(11), 6–7(6)|
|Win||3–3||Oct 2013||Open de Limoges, France||50,000||Hard (i)||Tamira Paszek||3–6, 6–3, 6–2|
|Loss||3–4||Nov 2013||GB Pro-Series Barnstaple, UK||75,000||Hard (i)||Marta Sirotkina||7–6(5), 3–6, 6–7(6)|
|Win||4–4||Mar 2014||ITF Preston, UK||25,000||Hard (i)||Çağla Büyükakçay||6–3, 7–6(4)|
|Loss||4–5||May 2014||Fukuoka International, Japan||50,000||Grass||Naomi Broady||7–5, 3–6, 4–6|
|Win||5–5||Jun 2014||Nottingham Trophy, UK||75,000||Grass||Zarina Diyas||6–2, 3–6, 6–4|
|Win||6–5||Feb 2015||GB Pro-Series Glasgow, UK||25,000||Hard (i)||Ana Bogdan||6–2, 6–2|
|Win||7–5||Apr 2015||ITF Barnstaple, UK||25,000||Hard (i)||Nina Zander||6–3, 6–2|
|Loss||7–6||Apr 2015||Lale Cup, Turkey||50,000||Hard||Shahar Pe'er||6–1, 6–7(4), 5–7|
|Win||8–6||May 2015||Fukuoka International, Japan||50,000||Grass||Nao Hibino||7–5, 6–4|
|Loss||8–7||Oct 2015||Open de Touraine, France||50,000||Hard (i)||Olga Fridman||2–6, 6–3, 1–6|
|Win||9–7||Feb 2016||ITF Kreuzlingen, Switzerland||50,000||Carpet (i)||Amra Sadiković||7–6(4), 7–6(3)|
|Loss||9–8||Jul 2017||ITF Olomouc, Czech Republic||80,000||Clay||Bernarda Pera||5–7, 6–4, 3–6|
Doubles: 13 (8 titles, 5 runner–ups)
|Loss||0–1||May 2010||Kurume Cup, Japan||50,000||Grass||Karolína Plíšková|| Sun Shengnan
|Win||1–1||Feb 2011||ITF Rancho Mirage, United States||25,000||Hard||Karolína Plíšková|| Nadejda Guskova
|6–7(6), 6–1, 6–4|
|Win||2–1||Aug 2011||Vancouver Open, Canada||100,000||Hard||Karolína Plíšková|| Jamie Hampton
|5–7, 6–2, 6–4|
|Loss||2–2||Nov 2011||ITF Taipei, Taiwan||100,000||Hard (i)||Karolína Plíšková|| Chan Yung-jan
|6–7(5), 7–5, 3–6|
|Loss||2–3||Nov 2011||ITF Bratislava, Slovakia||25,000||Hard (i)||Karolína Plíšková|| Naomi Broady
|7–5, 4–6, [2–10]|
|Win||3–3||Jan 2012||Open Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France||25,000||Hard (i)||Karolína Plíšková|| Julie Coin
|6–4, 4–6, [10–5]|
|Win||4–3||Jan 2012||ITF Grenoble, France||25,000||Hard (i)||Karolína Plíšková|| Valentyna Ivakhnenko
|Loss||4–4||Sep 2012||GB Pro-Series Shrewsbury, UK||75,000||Hard (i)||Karolína Plíšková|| Vesna Dolonc
|1–6, 7–6(3), [13–15]|
|Win||5–4||Nov 2012||ITF Zawada, Poland||25,000||Carpet (i)||Karolína Plíšková|| Kristina Barrois
|Win||6–4||Nov 2013||GB Pro-Series Barnstaple, UK||75,000||Hard (i)||Naomi Broady|| Raluca Olaru
|6–3, 3–6, [10–5]|
|Loss||6–5||Apr 2014||Seoul Open Challenger, South Korea||50,000||Hard||Irena Pavlovic|| Chan Chin-wei
|Win||7–5||May 2015||Fukuoka International, Japan||50,000||Grass||Naomi Broady|| Eri Hozumi
|Win||8–5||Jul 2016||Stockton Challenger, United States||50,000||Hard||Alison Van Uytvanck|| Robin Anderson
Junior Grand Slam finals
Girls' singles: 1 title
|Win||2010||Wimbledon||Grass||Sachie Ishizu||6–3, 4–6, 6–4|
Wins over top 10 players
- She has a 4–9 (30.8%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
|1.||Belinda Bencic||No. 10||Miami Open, United States||Hard||2R||4–1 ret.||101|
|2.||Jeļena Ostapenko||No. 7||Shenzhen Open, China||Hard||1R||6–1, 6–4||61|
|3.||Petra Kvitová||No. 10||Charleston Open, United States||Clay||2R||1–6, 6–1, 6–3||77|
|4.||Karolína Plíšková||No. 3||Birmingham Classic, UK||Grass||2R||6–2, 3–6, 7–6(7)||112|
- * As of 19 April 2021[update]
- 2010 Wimbledon Championships: Girls' champion Pliskova adds to family success (3 July 2010)
- Kristýna Plíšková at the International Tennis Federation
- Quayle, Emma (29 January 2010). "Another sister act". The Age. Retrieved 29 January 2010.
- "US Open: Minella und Muller sind erfolgreich". Luxemburger Wort (in German). 29 August 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
- "Qualifiers win through to main draw". 30 December 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
- "STOSUR INTO SECOND ROUND OF AUSTRALIAN OPEN". 14 January 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
- "Diyas stuns Pliskova at Malaysian Open". 27 February 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
- "Women's, men's qualifying play set for today at BNP Paribas Open". 5 March 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
- "Another Pliskova rises, upsets continue". Retrieved 2 July 2015.
- "KRISTYNA PLISKOVA OVERCOMES NAO HIBINO TO WIN FIRST TITLE IN TASHKENT". 1 October 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
- "Sister act: 1st WTA meeting of identical twins ends in upset". USA Today. Associated Press. 19 June 2019. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
- "Player & Career overview".
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