Kristýna Plíšková

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

Krístyna 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 28)
Louny, Czechoslovakia
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysLeft-handed
(two-handed backhand), born right-handed
Prize moneyUS$ 2,844,938
Official websitepliskova.net
Singles
Career record391–324 (54.7%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 35 (31 July 2017)
Current rankingNo. 69 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2017)
French Open1R (2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Wimbledon3R (2015)
US Open2R (2012, 2017, 2019)
Doubles
Career record156–130 (54.5%)
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 50 (24 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 58 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2017)
French Open2R (2015, 2017)
Wimbledon1R (2014, 2017)
US Open1R (2012, 2014, 2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup0–1 (0%)
Last updated on: 31 March 2020.

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 24 February 2020, she peaked at No. 50 in the doubles rankings.

Plíšková won the 2010 Wimbledon Championships Junior Girls 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 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 then 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

Plíšková began her season at the Brisbane International. She lost in the final round of qualifying to Australian wildcard Bojana Bobusic.[5] At the Apia International Sydney, Plíšková was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Andrea Hlaváčková. In Melbourne at the Australian Open, Plíšková won her first-round match over Australian wildcard Sacha Jones.[6] In the second round, she lost to twenty-seventh seed Sorana Cîrstea.

Playing in Paris at the Open GDF Suez, Plíšková was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Lara Arruabarrena Vecino. Next, Plíšková played at a $25,000 ITF tournament in Grenoble, France. She lost in the quarterfinals to Sandra Záhlavová. At the Dubai Tennis Championships, Plíšková was defeated in the first round of qualifying to Kurumi Nara. Seeded eighth at the Malaysian Open, Plíšková lost in the first round to qualifier Zarina Diyas.[7] In Indian Wells at the BNP Paribas Open, Plíšková was defeated in the first round of qualifying to American wildcard Grace Min.[8] At the Sony Open Tennis, Plíšková lost in the final round of qualifying to Jana Čepelová. After failing to qualify in Miami, Plíšková stayed in Florida to compete at The Oaks Club Challenger. She was defeated in her quarterfinal match by eventual finalist Estrella Cabeza Candela.

Plíšková began her clay-court season at the Family Circle Cup. She lost in the final round of qualifying to Caroline Garcia. Playing at the first edition of the BNP Paribas Katowice Open, Plíšková 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 Empire Slovak Open, Plíšková lost in the second round to Kateřina Siniaková.

2014Edit

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

2015Edit

She upset Svetlana Kuznetsova in Wimbledon to reach the third round of a grand slam for the first time in her career.[9] 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.[10]

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.[11]

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (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 and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.

SinglesEdit

Current through the 2020 Prague Open.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments[12]
Australian Open A A A A Q1 Q1 2R Q2 Q1 2R 3R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 6 5–6 45%
French Open A A A A Q1 Q1 1R Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 5 0–5 0%
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R NH 0 / 9 4–9 31%
US Open A A A Q3 Q3 2R Q2 1R Q1 Q2 2R 1R 2R 0 / 5 3–5 38%
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 0–1 0 / 25 12–25 32%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
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 NH 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Madrid Open Not Held A A A A A A A Q1 1R 3R 2R NH 0 / 3 3–3 50%
China Open Not Tier I A A A A A A A A 1R A A NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open[2] NT1 A A A A A A Q2 A A 2R A Q1 Q1 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Italian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A Q2 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 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[3] A A A A 1R A Q2 Q2 A A A A A NH 0 / 0 0–1 0%
Career statistics[13]
Tournaments 1 1 0 2 5 3 10 10 4 15 23 22 21 5 Career total: 122
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Career total: 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 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 8–5 1 / 122 85–121 41%
Year-end Ranking 861 753 506 227 179 110 121 123 113 61 61 97 $2,844,937

Notes

  • 1 WTA Tournament of Champions was held from 2009 to 2014, when WTA Elite Trophy replaced it.
  • 2 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 2009–2011 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.
  • 3 In 2014, the Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.

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: 6 (5 titles, 1 runner–up)Edit

Legend
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & 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   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]
Win 4–1 Jul 2019 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay   Viktória Kužmová   Jaqueline Cristian
  Elena-Gabriela Ruse
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Win 5–1 Aug 2020 Prague Open,
Czech Republic
International Clay   Lucie Hradecká   Monica Niculescu
  Raluca Olaru
6–2, 6–2

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2016 Dalian Open, 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
Win 1–0 Sep 2018 Chicago Oracle Challenger, United States Hard   Mona Barthel   Asia Muhammad
  Maria Sanchez
6–3, 6–2
Win 2–0 Mar 2019 Indian Wells Oracle Challenger, United States Hard   Evgeniya Rodina   Taylor Townsend
  Yanina Wickmayer
7–6(9–7), 6–4

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 17 (9 titles, 8 runner–ups)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)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
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(11–13), 6–7(6–8)
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 Pro-Series Barnstaple, United Kingdom 75,000 Hard (i)   Marta Sirotkina 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Win 4–4 Mar 2014 ITF Preston, United Kingdom 25,000 Hard (i)   Çağla Büyükakçay 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 4–5 May 2014 Fukuoka International, Japan 50,000 Grass   Naomi Broady 7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Win 5–5 Jun 2014 Aegon Trophy, United Kingdom 75,000 Grass   Zarina Diyas 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Win 6–5 Feb 2015 Pro-Series Glasgow, United Kingdom 25,000 Hard (i)   Ana Bogdan 6–2, 6–2
Win 7–5 Apr 2015 ITF Barnstaple, United Kingdom 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(4–7), 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(7–4), 7–6(7–3)
Loss 9–8 Jul 2017 ITS Cup, Czech Republic 80,000 Clay   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
$15,000 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   Karolína Plíšková   Sun Shengnan
  Xu Yifan
0–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 Feb 2011 ITF Rancho Mirage, United States 25,000 Hard   Karolína Plíšková   Nadejda Guskova
  Sandra Zaniewska
6–7(6–8), 6–1, 6–4
Win 2–1 Aug 2011 Vancouver Open, Canada 100,000 Hard   Karolína Plíšková   Jamie Hampton
  Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
5–7, 6–2, 6–4
Loss 2–2 Nov 2011 ITF Taipei, Taiwan 100,000 Hard (i)   Karolína Plíšková   Chan Yung-jan
  Zheng Jie
6–7(5–7), 7–5, 3–6
Loss 2–3 Nov 2011 ITF Bratislava, Slovakia 25,000 Hard (i)   Karolína Plíšková   Naomi Broady
  Kristina Mladenovic
7–5, 4–6, [2–10]
Win 3–3 Jan 2012 Open Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France 25,000 Hard (i)   Karolína Plíšková   Julie Coin
  Eva Hrdinová
6–4, 4–6, [10–5]
Win 4–3 Jan 2012 ITF Grenoble, France 25,000 Hard (i)   Karolína Plíšková   Valentyna Ivakhnenko
  Maryna Zanevska
6–1, 6–3
Loss 4–4 Sep 2012 Pro-Series Shrewsbury,
United Kingdom
75,000 Hard (i)   Karolína Plíšková   Vesna Dolonc
  Stefanie Vögele
1–6, 7–6(7–3), [13–15]
Win 5–4 Nov 2012 ITF Zawada, Poland 25,000 Carpet (i)   Karolína Plíšková   Kristina Barrois
  Sandra Klemenschits
6–3, 6–1
Win 6–4 Nov 2013 Pro-Series Barnstaple, United Kingdom 75,000 Hard (i)   Naomi Broady   Raluca Olaru
  Tamira Paszek
6–3, 3–6, [10–5]
Loss 6–5 Apr 2014 Seoul Open, South Korea 50,000 Hard   Irena Pavlovic   Chan Chin-wei
  Chuang Chia-jung
4–6, 3–6
Win 7–5 May 2015 Fukuoka International, Japan 50,000 Grass   Naomi Broady   Eri Hozumi
  Junri Namigata
6–3, 6–4
Win 8–5 Jul 2016 Stockton Challenger, United States 50,000 Hard   Alison Van Uytvanck   Robin Anderson
  Maegan Manasse
6–2, 6–3

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

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

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

Season 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Total
Wins 1 0 2 1 0 4
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2016
1.   Belinda Bencic No. 10 Miami Open, United States Hard 2R 4–1 ret.
2018
2.   Jeļena Ostapenko No. 7 Shenzhen Open, China Hard 1R 6–1, 6–4
3.   Petra Kvitová No. 10 Charleston Open, United States Clay 2R 1–6, 6–1, 6–3
2019
4.   Karolína Plíšková No. 3 Birmingham Classic, United Kingdom Grass 2R 6–2, 3–6, 7–6(9–7)

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. ^ "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. ^ "Grand Slam performances - Singles & Doubles".
  13. ^ "Player & Career overview".

External linksEdit