Kristýna Plíšková

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Kristýna Plíšková
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Plíšková at the 2015 French Open
Full name Kristýna Plíšková
Country (sports)  Czech Republic
Born (1992-03-21) 21 March 1992 (age 24)
Louny, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Plays Left-handed
Prize money $1,057,849
Singles
Career record 282–233
Career titles 0 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking 83 (11 April 2016)
Current ranking 119 (18 July 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2013, 2016)
French Open 1R (2013, 2016)
Wimbledon 3R (2015)
US Open 2R (2012)
Doubles
Career record 114–98
Career titles 3 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest ranking 51 (15 September 2014)
Current ranking 204 (18 July 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open
French Open 2R (2015)
Wimbledon 1R (2014)
US Open 1R (2012, 2014)
Last updated on: 18 July 2016.

Kristýna Plíšková (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkrɪstiːna ˈpliːʃkovaː]; born 21 March 1992) is a Czech tennis player.

Plíšková has won three doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as nine singles and eight doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 11 April 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 83. On 15 September 2014, she peaked at world number 51 in the doubles rankings.

Plíšková won the 2010 Wimbledon Championships – Girls' Singles tournament, beating Sachie Ishizu in straight sets;[1] her twin sister Karolína was the 2010 Australian Open – Girls' Singles champion.[2]

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 Mónica Puig at the 2016 Australian Open.

Personal life[edit]

Plíšková was born to Radek and Martina Plíšková in Louny, and has a twin sister, Karolína, who is also a tennis player.[3] She is currently coached by Jan Bedan.[3]

Junior career[edit]

Plíšková began competing professionally in 2005. She played her first ITF junior 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.[2] At the 2010 French Open, Plíšková was defeated by Danka Kovinić in the first round. She then went on to win the 2010 Aegon International junior tournament, beating Tara Moore. Plíšková eventually won the 2010 Wimbledon Championships – Girls' Singles, defeating Sachie Ishizu.[1]

Professional career[edit]

2006[edit]

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

2007[edit]

In 2007, Plíšková was awarded a wild card at the 2007 ECM 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.

2008[edit]

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

2009[edit]

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

2010[edit]

Plíšková won her first ITF title in May 2010 in Kurume, beating her sister in the final. At the 2010 ECM 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 at the US Open. She defeated Lauren Albanese and Arantxa Rus, but she then she lost to Lourdes Domínguez Lino in the final qualifying round.

2011[edit]

Plíšková was given a wild card into the qualifying rounds of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships. She defeated all three of her opponents to qualify for her first career senior grand slam.

2012[edit]

Plíšková at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships

Plíšková qualified for the 2012 Wimbledon Championships and won her first grand slam main draw match against Polona Hercog of Slovenia. However, in round two, she lost to 24th seed Francesca Schiavone in straight sets. She then qualified for the 2012 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 Luxembourg's Mandy Minella.[4]

2013[edit]

At the Generali Ladies Linz in October, Plíšková won her maiden WTA title in doubles alongside sister Karolína, becoming the first set of twins in history to win a doubles title together on the tour.[5]

2014[edit]

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

2016[edit]

Plíšková defeated Samantha Stosur in the first round of the Australian Open, but lost to Mónica Puig after setting a new WTA record for the most aces (31) in a match, but failed to convert five match points.

WTA finals[edit]

Doubles (3–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (3–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 14 July 2013 International Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, Palermo, Italy Clay Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková France Kristina Mladenovic
Poland Katarzyna Piter
1–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Winner 1. 13 October 2013 International Generali Ladies Linz, Linz, Austria Hard (i) Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Poland Alicja Rosolska
7–6(8–6), 6–4
Winner 2. 13 July 2014 International Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria Clay Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Spain María Teresa Torró Flor
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Winner 3. 14 September 2014 International Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong Hard Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Austria Patricia Mayr-Achleitner
Australia Arina Rodionova
6–2, 2–6, [12–10]

ITF finals[edit]

Singles (9–7)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–5)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (2–1)
Carpet (1–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 10 August 2009 $10,000 Pesaro, Italy Clay Italy Anastasia Grymalska 6–2, 1–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 10 May 2010 $50,000 Kurume, Japan Clay Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 5–7, 6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 7 February 2011 $25,000 Rancho Mirage, United States Hard United States Ashley Weinhold 3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Winner 2. 23 January 2012 $25,000 Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France Hard (i) Italy Anna Remondina 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 30 January 2012 $25,000 Grenoble, France Hard (i) Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 6–7(11–13), 6–7(6–8)
Winner 3. 14 October 2013 $50,000 Limoges, France Hard (i) Austria Tamira Paszek 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 28 October 2013 $75,000 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i) Russia Marta Sirotkina 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 4. 3 March 2014 $25,000 Preston, United Kingdom Hard (i) Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 5. 5 May 2014 $50,000 Fukuoka, Japan Grass United Kingdom Naomi Broady 7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 2 June 2014 $75,000 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 6. 2 February 2015 $25,000 Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard (i) Romania Ana Bogdan 6–2, 6–2
Winner 7. 6 April 2015 $25,000 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i) Germany Nina Zander 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 20 April 2015 $50,000 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Israel Shahar Pe'er 6–1, 6–7(4–7), 5–7
Winner 8. 4 May 2015 $50,000 Fukuoka, Japan Grass Japan Nao Hibino 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 19 October 2015 $50,000 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i) Ukraine Olga Fridman 2–6, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 9. 22 February 2016 $50,000 Kreuzlingen, Switzerland Carpet (i) Switzerland Amra Sadiković 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–3)

Doubles (8–5)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–4)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 16 May 2010 $50,000 Kurume, Japan Clay Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková China Sun Shengnan
China Xu Yifan
0–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 7 February 2011 $25,000 Rancho Mirage, United States Hard Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Russia Nadejda Guskova
Poland Sandra Zaniewska
6–7(6–8), 6–1, 6–4
Winner 2. 1 August 2011 $100,000 Vancouver, Canada Hard Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková United States Jamie Hampton
Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
5–7, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 31 October 2011 $100,000+H Taipei, Taiwan Hard (i) Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
China Zheng Jie
6–7(5–7), 7–5, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 14 November 2011 $25,000 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i) Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková United Kingdom Naomi Broady
France Kristina Mladenovic
7–5, 4–6, [2–10]
Winner 3. 23 January 2012 $25,000 Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France Hard (i) Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková France Julie Coin
Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová
6–4, 4–6, [10–5]
Winner 4. 30 January 2012 $25,000 Grenoble, France Hard (i) Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Ukraine Valentyna Ivakhnenko
Ukraine Maryna Zanevska
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 17 September 2012 $75,000 Shrewsbury, United Kingdom Hard (i) Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Serbia Vesna Dolonc
Switzerland Stefanie Vögele
1–6, 7–6(7–3), [13–15]
Winner 5. 12 November 2012 $25,000 Zawada, Poland Carpet (i) Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Germany Kristina Barrois
Austria Sandra Klemenschits
6–3, 6–1
Winner 6. 28 October 2013 $75,000 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i) United Kingdom Naomi Broady Romania Raluca Olaru
Austria Tamira Paszek
6–3, 3–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 5. 21 April 2014 $50,000 Seoul, South Korea Hard France Irena Pavlovic Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
4–6, 3–6
Winner 7. 4 May 2015 $50,000 Fukuoka, Japan Grass United Kingdom Naomi Broady Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Junri Namigata
6–3, 6–4
Winner 8. 11 July 2016 $50,000 Stockton, United States Hard Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck United States Robin Anderson
United States Maegan Manasse
6–2, 6–3

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Australian Open A Q1 Q1 2R Q2 Q1 2R 2–2
French Open A Q1 Q1 1R Q1 Q1 1R 0–2
Wimbledon A 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 3–6
US Open Q3 Q3 2R Q2 1R Q1 N/A 1–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–1 1–3 6–12

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Girls' Singles[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2010 Wimbledon Grass Japan Sachie Ishizu 6–3, 4–6, 6–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2010 Wimbledon Championships: Girls' champion Pliskova adds to family success (3 July 2010)
  2. ^ a b Quayle, Emma (29 January 2010). "Another sister act". The Age. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Kristýna Plíšková at the International Tennis Federation
  4. ^ "US Open: Minella und Muller sind erfolgreich". Luxemburger Wort (in German). 29 August 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Stats Corner: Twins Make History In Linz". Women's Tennis Association. 13 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 

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