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

Kristýna Plíšková
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Plíšková at the 2015 French Open
Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidencePrague, Czech Republic
Born (1992-03-21) 21 March 1992 (age 27)
Louny, Czechoslovakia
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand), born right-handed
Prize money$2,490,587
Official websitepliskova.net
Singles
Career record377–310 (54.9%)
Career titles1 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 35 (31 July 2017)
Current rankingNo. 92 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2017)
French Open1R (2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Wimbledon3R (2015)
US Open2R (2012, 2017)
Doubles
Career record142–124
Career titles3 WTA, 2 WTA 125K, 8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 51 (15 September 2014)
Current rankingNo. 121 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2017)
French Open2R (2015, 2017)
Wimbledon1R (2014, 2017)
US Open1R (2012, 2014, 2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup0–1
Last updated on: 15 July 2019.

Plíšková has won one singles and three 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 15 September 2014, she peaked at No. 51 in the doubles rankings.

Plíšková won the 2010 Wimbledon Championships – Girls' Singles 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.

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Personal lifeEdit

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 careerEdit

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.[3] 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 careerEdit

2006–2009Edit

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.

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

In 2008, she won a wild card 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.

2010Edit

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 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.

2011Edit

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

2012Edit

 
Plíšková at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships

Plíšková qualified for the 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 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]

2013Edit

At the Generali Ladies Linz, 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]

2014Edit

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

2015Edit

She upsets Svetlana Kuznetsova in Wimbledon to reach the third round of a grand slam for the first time in her career.[6] She went on to lose to Monica Niculescu in the next round.

2016: First WTA titleEdit

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. In Tashkent Open later, she went on to win her maiden WTA level title defeating defending champion Nao Hibino.[7]

2017: Second WTA final at homeEdit

Pliskova 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 Tennis Championships before losing to Lauren Davis in the second round in three sets.

In the BNP Paribas 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. Pliskova then reached the final of the J&T Banka Prague Open, falling to Mona Barthel there. Pliskova won two matches in her other two WTA clay events but lost in the first round to Chloé Paquet in the French Open.

Pliskova had a decent grass court season, amassing four wins in the Ricoh Open, Mallorca Open, Aegon International and the Wimbledon Championships. She then proceeded to reach the final of an ITF 80K event back home in Prague, but then cut her finger on an electric fan at the Jiangxi International Women's Tennis 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. In the US Open, she lost to Magdaléna Rybáriková in the second round.

2019Edit

At the 2019 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.[8]

WTA finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner–up)Edit

Legend
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)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
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: 5 (3 titles, 1 runner–up)Edit

Legend
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 W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2013 Palermo International, Italy International Clay   Karolína Plíšková   Kristina Mladenovic
  Katarzyna Piter
1–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Win 1–1 Oct 2013 Linz Open, Austria International Hard (i)   Karolína Plíšková   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Alicja Rosolska
7–6(8–6), 6–4
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
  Arina Rodionova
6–2, 2–6, [12–10]
Jul 2019 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay   Viktória Kužmová  
 

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

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

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1–0 Sep 2018 Chicago, USA Hard   Mona Barthel   Asia Muhammad
  Maria Sanchez
6–3, 6–2
Winner 2–0 Mar 2019 Indian Wells, USA Hard   Evgeniya Rodina   Taylor Townsend
  Yanina Wickmayer
7–6(9–7), 6–4

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (9–8)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–5)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (3–1)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 10 August 2009 $10,000 Pesaro, Italy Clay   Anastasia Grymalska 6–2, 1–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 16 May 2010 $50,000 Kurume, Japan Grass   Karolína Plíšková 5–7, 6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 13 February 2011 $25,000 Rancho Mirage, United States Hard   Ashley Weinhold 3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Winner 2. 29 January 2012 $25,000 Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France Hard (i)   Anna Remondina 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 5 February 2012 $25,000 Grenoble, France Hard (i)   Karolína Plíšková 6–7(11–13), 6–7(6–8)
Winner 3. 20 October 2013 $50,000 Limoges, France Hard (i)   Tamira Paszek 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 3 November 2013 $75,000 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Marta Sirotkina 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 4. 9 March 2014 $25,000 Preston, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Çağla Büyükakçay 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 5. 5 May 2014 $50,000 Fukuoka, Japan Grass   Naomi Broady 7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 7 June 2014 $75,000 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass   Zarina Diyas 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 6. 8 February 2015 $25,000 Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Ana Bogdan 6–2, 6–2
Winner 7. 11 April 2015 $25,000 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Nina Zander 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 26 April 2015 $50,000 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Shahar Pe'er 6–1, 6–7(4–7), 5–7
Winner 8. 10 May 2015 $50,000 Fukuoka, Japan Grass   Nao Hibino 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 25 October 2015 $50,000 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i)   Olga Fridman 2–6, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 9. 28 February 2016 $50,000 Kreuzlingen, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Amra Sadiković 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 8. 23 July 2017 $80,000+H Olomouc, Czech Republic Clay   Bernarda Pera 5–7, 6–4, 3–6

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 (0–0)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 15 May 2010 $50,000 Kurume, Japan Grass   Karolína Plíšková   Sun Shengnan
  Xu Yifan
0–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 12 February 2011 $25,000 Rancho Mirage, United States Hard   Karolína Plíšková   Nadejda Guskova
  Sandra Zaniewska
6–7(6–8), 6–1, 6–4
Winner 2. 6 August 2011 $100,000 Vancouver, Canada Hard   Karolína Plíšková   Jamie Hampton
  Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
5–7, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 5 November 2011 $100,000+H Taipei, Taiwan Hard (i)   Karolína Plíšková   Chan Yung-jan
  Zheng Jie
6–7(5–7), 7–5, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 19 November 2011 $25,000 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i)   Karolína Plíšková   Naomi Broady
  Kristina Mladenovic
7–5, 4–6, [2–10]
Winner 3. 28 January 2012 $25,000 Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France Hard (i)   Karolína Plíšková   Julie Coin
  Eva Hrdinová
6–4, 4–6, [10–5]
Winner 4. 28 January 2012 $25,000 Grenoble, France Hard (i)   Karolína Plíšková   Valentyna Ivakhnenko
  Maryna Zanevska
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 21 September 2012 $75,000 Shrewsbury, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Karolína Plíšková   Vesna Dolonc
  Stefanie Vögele
1–6, 7–6(7–3), [13–15]
Winner 5. 17 November 2012 $25,000 Zawada, Poland Carpet (i)   Karolína Plíšková   Kristina Barrois
  Sandra Klemenschits
6–3, 6–1
Winner 6. 3 November 2013 $75,000 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Naomi Broady   Raluca Olaru
  Tamira Paszek
6–3, 3–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 5. 26 April 2014 $50,000 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Irena Pavlovic   Chan Chin-wei
  Chuang Chia-jung
4–6, 3–6
Winner 7. 10 May 2015 $50,000 Fukuoka, Japan Grass   Naomi Broady   Eri Hozumi
  Junri Namigata
6–3, 6–4
Winner 8. 16 July 2016 $50,000 Stockton, United States Hard   Alison Van Uytvanck   Robin Anderson
  Maegan Manasse
6–2, 6–3

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Australian Open A Q1 Q1 2R Q2 Q1 2R 3R 1R 2R 5–5
French Open A Q1 Q1 1R Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–5
Wimbledon A 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R 4–8
US Open Q3 Q3 2R Q2 1R Q1 Q2 2R 1R 2–4
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–1 1–3 4–4 0–4 1–2 11–22

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2016
1.   Belinda Bencic No. 10 Miami, United States Hard 2R 4–1 ret.
2018
2.   Jeļena Ostapenko No. 7 Shenzhen, China Hard 1R 6–1, 6–4
3.   Petra Kvitová No. 10 Charleston, United States Clay 2R 1–6, 6–1, 6–3
2019
4.   Karolína Plíšková No. 3 Birmingham, United Kingdom Grass 2R 6–2, 3–6, 7–6(9–7)

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' singlesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Stats Corner: Twins Make History In Linz". Women's Tennis Association. 13 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Another Pliskova rises, upsets continue". Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  7. ^ "KRISTYNA PLISKOVA OVERCOMES NAO HIBINO TO WIN FIRST TITLE IN TASHKENT". 1 October 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Sister act: 1st WTA meeting of identical twins ends in upset". USA Today. Associated Press. 19 June 2019. Retrieved 23 June 2019.

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