WTA week of the Czechs – N°1

Photo credit : @Petra_Kvitova

Photo credit : @Petra_Kvitova

Hello! 🙂 As for Germans, I will try to give a regular update on the WTA Czech players latest results and performances on the tour. I won’t do it every week of the year, but will try to do it every time there will be important tournaments with several Czechs implied 🙂 I hope you will enjoy it, and of course, let me know if you don’t find it useful or have any suggestion to make it better! 🙂 Pojd!!

As in my previous post about the Germans I think it could be good to have a look on the Czech girls’ results after one week at the Australian Open. As always there is some good surprises, some deceptions, and some expected things…

Photo credit : @KaPliskova

Photo credit : @KaPliskova

The positive points : Obviously the first big plus for the Czechs is Barbora Strycova, the only Czech who reached the 4th round of the Australian Open this year. She started with a good win over Caroline Garcia and caused the sensation in the 3rd round with her straight sets win over Garbine Muguruza, the world number 3. Now there is another big challenge who awaits Barbora Strycova as she will face Read more…

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A la découverte de… Karolina et Kristyna Pliskova

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Karolina et Kristyna Pliskova sont devenues en octobre 2013 les premières jumelles de l’histoire à remporter un titre en double, c’était au tournoi WTA de Linz. Depuis lors, les deux jumelles ont remportés deux titres WTA supplémentaires en double. Kaja et Kris, comme on les surnomme, sont certes des jumelles, mais elles ne connaissent pas le même succès, tout du moins, pas pour le moment… D’un côté il y Karolina Pliskova, qui a connu une magnifique saison 2014 et qui vient tout juste de faire son entrée dans le top 20. De l’autre côté il y Kristyna Pliskova, qui n’a pas encore atteint son plein potentiel et qui demeure pour l’instant dans l’ombre de sa sœur. Mais si elle parvient à stabiliser son équipe, il n’y a aucun doute sur le fait que Kristyna connaitra le même succès que sa sœur jumelle. (English version here)

Alors qu’elles s’apprêtaient à disputer l’Open d’Australie, Karolina et Kristyna Pliskova ont très gentiment accepté de prendre un peu de leur temps pour répondre à quelques-unes de mes questions. Depuis lors, Karolina a enchaîner les bonnes performances, remportant ses deux matchs en Fed Cup face au Canada et permettant ainsi à la République Tchèque de se hisser en demie finale. Et cette semaine, Karolina dispute les demi-finales du tournoi d’Anvers dirigé par Kim Clijsters. Pour Kristyna en revanche, l’horizon ne s’est pas encore totalement éclaircit malgré un 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…