Kristýna Plíšková

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Kristýna Plíšková
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Plíšková at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships
Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidencePrague, Czech Republic
Born (1992-03-21) 21 March 1992 (age 29)
Louny, Czechoslovakia
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysLeft (born right), two-handed backhand
CoachJaroslav Levinský
Prize moneyUS$3,400,229
Official websitepliskova.net
Singles
Career record399–337 (54.2%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 35 (31 July 2017)
Current rankingNo. 114 (13 September 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2017)
French Open2R (2020)
Wimbledon3R (2015)
US Open2R (2012, 2017, 2019, 2021)
Doubles
Career record167–137 (54.9%)
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 44 (14 June 2021)
Current rankingNo. 62 (26 July 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2017)
French OpenQF (2021)
Wimbledon1R (2014, 2017)
US Open1R (2012, 2014, 2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup0–1 (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 won the 2010 Wimbledon Championships junior tournament, beating Sachie Ishizu in straight sets.[1]

She currently holds the record for the most aces (31) in a match on the WTA Tour, which she set in a second-round match against Monica Puig at the 2016 Australian Open.

Personal life[edit]

Plíšková was born to Radek Plíšek and Martina Plíšková in Louny, and has an identical twin sister, Karolína, who is also a tennis player, and a former world No. 1.[2]

Junior career[edit]

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.[3] 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.[1]

Professional career[edit]

2006–2009[edit]

Plíšková played her first WTA Tour qualifications at the 2006 Prague Open, losing to Kirsten Flipkens. She proceeded with competing on the ITF Circuit.

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 2008, she won a wildcard for the Prague Open in both singles and doubles. In singles, Plíšková fell to Roberta Vinci in straight sets.

In 2009, she reached her first ITF singles final in Pesaro, but was defeated by Anastasia Grymalska.

2010[edit]

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.

2011[edit]

Plíšková was given a wildcard into the qualifying rounds of Wimbledon. She defeated all three of her opponents to qualify for her first career senior Grand Slam tournament.

2012[edit]

Plíšková at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships

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.[4]

2013[edit]

Plíšková began her season at the Brisbane International. She lost in the final round of qualifying to Australian wildcard Bojana Bobusic.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] In Indian Wells, Plíšková was defeated in the first round of qualifying by American wildcard Grace Min.[8] 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.

2014[edit]

Plíšková won another two titles on the WTA Tour with her sister Karolína in doubles.

2015[edit]

She upset Svetlana Kuznetsova in Wimbledon to reach the third round of a Grand Slam championship for the first time in her career.[9] However, she went on to lose to Monica Niculescu in the next round.

2016: First WTA title[edit]

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.[10]

2017: Second WTA final at home[edit]

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.

She went on to defeat Roberta Vinci in the first round of Dubai Championships before losing to Lauren Davis in the second round in three sets.

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.

2019[edit]

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.[11]

2021: First Grand Slam quarterfinal in doubles[edit]

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.

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

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.[12]

Singles[edit]

Current after the 2021 US Open.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
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%
WTA 1000
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%
Career statistics
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%
Year-end ranking 861 753 506 227 179 110 121 123 113 61 61 97 66 69 $3,045,219

Notes

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ In 2014, the Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner–up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier M & 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)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2016 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard Japan Nao Hibino 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Loss 1–1 May 2017 Prague Open, Czech Republic International Clay Germany Mona Barthel 6–2, 5–7, 2–6

Doubles: 6 (5 titles, 1 runner–up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier M & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (5–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (3–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2013 Palermo International, Italy International Clay Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková France Kristina Mladenovic
Poland Katarzyna Piter
1–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Win 1–1 Oct 2013 Linz Open, Austria International Hard (i) Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Poland Alicja Rosolska
7–6(8–6), 6–4
Win 2–1 Jul 2014 Gastein Ladies, Austria International Clay Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Spain María Teresa Torró Flor
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Win 3–1 Sep 2014 Hong Kong Open, China International Hard Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Austria Patricia Mayr-Achleitner
Australia Arina Rodionova
6–2, 2–6, [12–10]
Win 4–1 Jul 2019 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay Slovakia Viktória Kužmová Romania Jaqueline Cristian
Romania Elena-Gabriela Ruse
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Win 5–1 Aug 2020 Prague Open, Czech Republic International Clay Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká Romania Monica Niculescu
Romania Raluca Olaru
6–2, 6–2

WTA 125K series finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2016 Dalian Open, China Hard Japan Misa Eguchi 7–5, 4–6, 2–5 ret.

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2018 Chicago Challenger, United States Hard Germany Mona Barthel United States Asia Muhammad
United States Maria Sanchez
6–3, 6–2
Win 2–0 Mar 2019 Indian Wells Challenger, United States Hard Russia Evgeniya Rodina United States Taylor Townsend
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
7–6(7), 6–4

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 17 (9 titles, 8 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–5)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (3–1)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2009 ITF Pesaro, Italy 10,000 Clay Italy Anastasia Grymalska 6–2, 1–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 May 2010 Kurume Cup, Japan 50,000 Grass Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 5–7, 6–2, 6–0
Loss 1–2 Feb 2011 ITF Rancho Mirage, United States 25,000 Hard United States Ashley Weinhold 3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Win 2–2 Jan 2012 Open Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France 25,000 Hard (i) Italy Anna Remondina 6–2, 6–2
Loss 2–3 Feb 2012 ITF Grenoble, France 25,000 Hard (i) Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 6–7(11), 6–7(6)
Win 3–3 Oct 2013 Open de Limoges, France 50,000 Hard (i) Austria Tamira Paszek 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Loss 3–4 Nov 2013 GB Pro-Series Barnstaple, UK 75,000 Hard (i) Russia Marta Sirotkina 7–6(5), 3–6, 6–7(6)
Win 4–4 Mar 2014 ITF Preston, UK 25,000 Hard (i) Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay 6–3, 7–6(4)
Loss 4–5 May 2014 Fukuoka International, Japan 50,000 Grass United Kingdom Naomi Broady 7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Win 5–5 Jun 2014 Nottingham Trophy, UK 75,000 Grass Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Win 6–5 Feb 2015 GB Pro-Series Glasgow, UK 25,000 Hard (i) Romania Ana Bogdan 6–2, 6–2
Win 7–5 Apr 2015 ITF Barnstaple, UK 25,000 Hard (i) Germany Nina Zander 6–3, 6–2
Loss 7–6 Apr 2015 Lale Cup, Turkey 50,000 Hard Israel Shahar Pe'er 6–1, 6–7(4), 5–7
Win 8–6 May 2015 Fukuoka International, Japan 50,000 Grass Japan Nao Hibino 7–5, 6–4
Loss 8–7 Oct 2015 Open de Touraine, France 50,000 Hard (i) Ukraine Olga Fridman 2–6, 6–3, 1–6
Win 9–7 Feb 2016 ITF Kreuzlingen, Switzerland 50,000 Carpet (i) Switzerland Amra Sadiković 7–6(4), 7–6(3)
Loss 9–8 Jul 2017 ITF Olomouc, Czech Republic 80,000 Clay United States Bernarda Pera 5–7, 6–4, 3–6

Doubles: 13 (8 titles, 5 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–4)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 May 2010 Kurume Cup, Japan 50,000 Grass Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková China Sun Shengnan
China Xu Yifan
0–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 Feb 2011 ITF Rancho Mirage, United States 25,000 Hard Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Russia Nadejda Guskova
Poland Sandra Zaniewska
6–7(6), 6–1, 6–4
Win 2–1 Aug 2011 Vancouver Open, Canada 100,000 Hard Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková United States Jamie Hampton
Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
5–7, 6–2, 6–4
Loss 2–2 Nov 2011 ITF Taipei, Taiwan 100,000 Hard (i) Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
China Zheng Jie
6–7(5), 7–5, 3–6
Loss 2–3 Nov 2011 ITF Bratislava, Slovakia 25,000 Hard (i) Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková United Kingdom Naomi Broady
France Kristina Mladenovic
7–5, 4–6, [2–10]
Win 3–3 Jan 2012 Open Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France 25,000 Hard (i) Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková France Julie Coin
Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová
6–4, 4–6, [10–5]
Win 4–3 Jan 2012 ITF Grenoble, France 25,000 Hard (i) Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Ukraine Valentyna Ivakhnenko
Ukraine Maryna Zanevska
6–1, 6–3
Loss 4–4 Sep 2012 GB Pro-Series Shrewsbury, UK 75,000 Hard (i) Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Serbia Vesna Dolonc
Switzerland Stefanie Vögele
1–6, 7–6(3), [13–15]
Win 5–4 Nov 2012 ITF Zawada, Poland 25,000 Carpet (i) Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Germany Kristina Barrois
Austria Sandra Klemenschits
6–3, 6–1
Win 6–4 Nov 2013 GB Pro-Series Barnstaple, UK 75,000 Hard (i) United Kingdom Naomi Broady Romania Raluca Olaru
Austria Tamira Paszek
6–3, 3–6, [10–5]
Loss 6–5 Apr 2014 Seoul Open Challenger, South Korea 50,000 Hard France Irena Pavlovic Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
4–6, 3–6
Win 7–5 May 2015 Fukuoka International, Japan 50,000 Grass United Kingdom Naomi Broady Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Junri Namigata
6–3, 6–4
Win 8–5 Jul 2016 Stockton Challenger, United States 50,000 Hard Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck United States Robin Anderson
United States Maegan Manasse
6–2, 6–3

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Girls' singles: 1 title[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2010 Wimbledon Grass Japan Sachie Ishizu 6–3, 4–6, 6–4

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

  • She has a 4–9 (30.8%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Season 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
Wins 1 0 2 1 4
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score KP Rank
2016
1. Switzerland Belinda Bencic No. 10 Miami Open, United States Hard 2R 4–1 ret. 101
2018
2. Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko No. 7 Shenzhen Open, China Hard 1R 6–1, 6–4 61
3. Czech Republic Petra Kvitová No. 10 Charleston Open, United States Clay 2R 1–6, 6–1, 6–3 77
2019
4. Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková No. 3 Birmingham Classic, UK Grass 2R 6–2, 3–6, 7–6(7) 112
* As of 19 April 2021

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2010 Wimbledon Championships: Girls' champion Pliskova adds to family success (3 July 2010)
  2. ^ Kristýna Plíšková at the International Tennis Federation
  3. ^ Quayle, Emma (29 January 2010). "Another sister act". The Age. Retrieved 29 January 2010.
  4. ^ "US Open: Minella und Muller sind erfolgreich". Luxemburger Wort (in German). 29 August 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Qualifiers win through to main draw". 30 December 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  6. ^ "STOSUR INTO SECOND ROUND OF AUSTRALIAN OPEN". 14 January 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Diyas stuns Pliskova at Malaysian Open". 27 February 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Women's, men's qualifying play set for today at BNP Paribas Open". 5 March 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Another Pliskova rises, upsets continue". Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  10. ^ "KRISTYNA PLISKOVA OVERCOMES NAO HIBINO TO WIN FIRST TITLE IN TASHKENT". 1 October 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Sister act: 1st WTA meeting of identical twins ends in upset". USA Today. Associated Press. 19 June 2019. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Player & Career overview".

External links[edit]