Karolina Pliskova, the next Czech star

Crédit photo : Tennis Lover (@Advicegiver18)

Crédit photo : Tennis Lover (@Advicegiver18)

Czech Republic could already count on Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova since few years, but now the country can also count on Karolina Pliskova. The young and talented Czech had such a great season and clearly revealed herself in 2015 reaching six WTA finals, including one title in Prague, making it as high as No.7 in the world in the summer, and winning the Fed Cup. Karolina is pretty, talented and young, many reasons to consider her as the future Czech tennis leader and star.

Karolina Pliskova already had a really good season in 2014, but this year she managed to confirm all her talent and potential. And if you look at the numbers, the 23-year-old Czech has clearly been under the spotlight this year. And there is maybe one number which shows it more than any other one, Karolina was the 13th most clicked player on the official website of the WTA in 2015. This reflect at the same time that the WTA wrote a lot of articles about her this season, but also that the fans were really interested to read things about her! Karolina is a WTA rising star and she already Read more…

WTA – Wimbledon party 2015

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Comme chaque année le troisième Grand Chelem de l’année, le tournoi de Wimbledon, a organisé il y a quelques jours la WTA party. En résumé une soirée ou toutes les stars du circuit WTA défile sur le tapis rouge dans des robes de grands couturier et avec des bijoux provenant des maisons les plus prestigieuses. Les joueuses enchainent ensuite les interviews pour les différents médias présents sur place. Et cette année encore, cette soirée placée sous le signe du sourire et du glamour a tenu toute ses promesses ! Et ce ne sont pas Eugenie Bouchard, Madison Keys, Petra Kvitova ou encore Maria Sharapova qui diront le contraire…

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Karolina Pliskova remporte son 4ème titre WTA à Prague !

Credit photo : TK Sparta Praha / Pavel Lebeda (sport-pics.cz)

Credit photo : TK Sparta Praha / Pavel Lebeda (sport-pics.cz)

Dans une finale 100% Tchèque au tournoi WTA de Prague c’est Karolina Pliskova, star montante du circuit, qui s’est imposée 4-6 7-5 6-3 face à sa compatriote Lucie Hradecka. Uune très belle semaine pour les deux locales et pour le J&T Banka Prague Open qui faisait là sa première apparition en tant que tournoi du circuit WTA.

Bien que leader au classement des aces depuis le début de la saison, Karolina Pliskova a été dominé dans ce domaine par Lucie Hradecka lors de la finale d’hier. La mieux classée des deux joueuses a ainsi démontré que même si ce coup est l’un de ces points fort il ne résume pas l’ensemble de ses qualités. Et à l’issue d’un match très disputé c’est donc Karolina Pliskova qui a enregistré la 28ème victoire de sa saison, personne n’a fait mieux, et déjà son 4ème titre après ceux remportés à Kuala Lumpur (2013), Seoul et Linz (2014).

Karolina Pliskova avait donc plus d’un motif de satisfaction hier à Prague : « C’était très difficile de jouer face à une joueuse Tchèque en finale face à un public Tchèque. Lucie et moi sommes de bonnes amies, nous nous entrainons beaucoup ensemble durant les différents tournois, et nous avons aussi joué deux fois en Fed Cup toutes les deux, donc nous nous connaissons plutôt bien. Je ne voulais pas la battre, mais je devais le faire ! Je suis très content qu’elle ait si bien joué dans le Lire la suite

Questions to Karolina and Kristyna Pliskova

Crédit photo : Ernst Zotl

Crédit photo : Ernst Zotl

Karolina and Kristyna Pliskova became in October 2013 the first set of twins in history to win a doubles title on the WTA tour in Linz. Since this, the twins have won two more WTA doubles titles together in Hong Kong and Bad Gastein. A set of twins, but not the same success in singles for both, at least, not yet… On the one hand we have Karolina, who had an amazing last season, and she just broke the Top 20 last week after she reached Sydney’s final. And after a solid first round win at the Australian Open, Karolina is looking for more. And on the other hand there is Kristyna, who hasn’t reached yet her full potential and is still a bit in the shadow of her sister. But if she manages to stabilize her team, there is no doubt she will have the same success as Karolina is having.

Just before they arrived in Melbourne Karolina and Kristyna Pliskova have very nicely accepted to take a bit of their time to answer some of my questions about their off season, their expectations, their games and more… Let’s read their answers!

First of all, after a long season you surely enjoyed some well deserved holidays, probably a bit longer for Kristyna… How went your off-season ?
Karolina: The holidays were not long enough because my season ended relatively late. So I finally had only about ten days off from tennis. I spent one week in Dubai and also a few days at home. At least I managed to visit few friends. It certainly was nice, but short enough.
Kristyna: Yes, I had a bit longer holidays, but I just spent 10 days in the Canary Islands. Then I began with the fitness training for Read more…