Karolina Pliskova was born on March 21, 1992 in Louny, Czechoslovakia. The professional tennis player currently resides in Monte Carlo, Monaco and is currently coached by Tomas Krupa. She also has Martin Nosko and Ivan Trebaticka as her fitness coaches, and trains at the Sparta Praha tennis club.
Pliskova started playing tennis when she was just 4 years old and has a twin sister, Kristyna. Incidentally, her twin sister is also a tennis player and is two minutes older than she is. Karolina plays right handed while Kristyna is a leftie.
It was in 2006 that Pliskova started playing her first events in the ITF Circuit, and in the same year played her first WTA qualifying at Prague. After several years of trying to break through, Pliskova finally had her first Top 100 season in 2013. During the said year, she won WTA titles in singles and doubles as well as a title in the ITF Circuit.
2016 is said to be her best season to date, where Pliskova managed to finish at No. 6. She also won WTA titles, and had impressive results during her appearances in tournaments. In 2017, she became the first female player representing the Czech Republic to rank at world number 1 in the WTA. Pliskova is also the sixth player to hold the top spot without winning a Grand Slam Tournament.
She reached the quarterfinals of the 2018 Australian Open, Dubai Open, Indian Wells, Miami Open, and the New York Open. Pliskova played the semifinals in the Brisbane and Madrid Open. She won the Stuttgart Open and the Pan Pacific Open. She won the Brisbane International Open in 2019 and she advanced to her first Australian Open Semifinal.
The highest rank she has achieved was at No. 1 in July 2017. However, she is currently at No. 6. She has won 9 WTA titles, plus 10 ITF titles, but has yet to win a Grand Slam tournament. However, her performance at the Grand Slam tournaments have been good so far, reaching even the finals round of the US Open, and semifinal round of the French Open.
Achievements:• 502–279 (64.28%) career record – singles• 13 Women’s Tennis Association career titles - singles• 10 International Tennis Federation career titles – singles• 162–130 (55.48%) career record – doubles• 5 Women’s Tennis Association career titles - doubles• 6 International Tennis Federation career titles – doubles