World No 1, twin sister, Czech, Bajin: Everything you always wanted to know about Karolina Pliskova (but never had time find out) – updated after Transylvania title

Karolina Pliskova is one of the best tennis players in the world. Here are the answers to a number of questions you may ask yourself about the Czech

Karolina Pliskova, 2020 Doha Karolina Pliskova, 2020 Doha

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Who is Karolina Pliskova?

Karolina Pliskova is a Czech tennis player. She became world No 1 in July 2017 and has reached two Grand Slam finals.

Who is Karolina Pliskova’s coach?

Karolina Pliskova’s coach is Sascha Bajin. The pair began working together at the end of 2020 but split in July 2022, only to be reunited in December of the same year. Pliskova was previously coached by Danny Vallverdu, the Venezuelan also worked as Stan Wawrinka’s coach. Bajin was the hitting partner of Serena Williams for many years and then famously coached Naomi Osaka to Grand Slam success. Pliskova also worked with Conchita Martinez for one year.

Why did Karolina Pliskova not play at the Australian Open in 2022?

On December 15, the world No 4 suffered a hand injury in practice and the Czech posted on social media to explain that she would need time to recover and would not be ready for the Australian Open. It ended her run of 35 straight Grand Slam appearances.

Pliskova returned the following year to reach the quarter-finals, before a first-round loss twelve months later, as she was knocked out of the 2024 Australian Open at the first time of asking after a closely-fought battle against Elena Rybakina.

What did Karolina Pliskova do at Wimbledon in 2021? 

The Czech reached her second Grand Slam final, before falling to world No 1 Ash Barty. She has now reached at least the semi-finals of all four Grand Slam events. It was her first trip to a Grand Slam final since the 2016 US Open.

Karolina Pliskova, Wimbledon 2021
Karolina Pliskova, Wimbledon 2021

Has Karolina Pliskova been ranked world No 1?

Yes. Karolina Pliskova became world No 1 in July 2017, spending eight weeks at the top.

How many titles has Karolina Pliskova won in her career?

As of February, Pliskova has won 17 singles titles in her career. Her first win came in Kuala Lumpur in 2013 and her most recent title was won in Cluj-Napoca in 2024. She is 17-16 in career singles finals. Pliskova has also won five doubles titles, three of them with her twin sister, Krystina.

When was Karolina Pliskova born?

Karolina Pliskova was born on March 21, 1992 in Louny, Czech Republic. She now lives in Monte-Carlo.

What is Pliskova’s nationality?

Karolina Pliskova is a Czech player. In 2017, she became the first player from her country to be ranked world No 1. Pliskova won the Fed Cup with the Czech Republic twice, in 2015 and 2016.

How tall is Karolina Pliskova?

Karolina Pliskova is 6’1’’ (186 cm) tall, one of the tallest players on tour, according to her profile on the official WTA website.

Who are Pliskova’s parents?

Karolina Pliskova’s parents are Radek Plisek and Martina Pliskova. “It’s thanks to my parents that I started to play tennis,” the Czech player said in an interview on the website in 2015.

Does Pliskova have brothers and sisters?

Karolina Pliskova has a twin sister, Krystina Pliskova, who was born two minutes earlier than her. Krystina is also a professional tennis player. She reached a best ranking of No 35 in 2017. Krystina won their sole meeting on the WTA Tour.

Who is Karolina Pliskova’s husband?

Karolina Pliskova is married to Czech sports presenter Michal Hrdlicka, who has also been her manager since July 2018.

Does Pliskova have an Instagram account?

Karolina Pliskova has an Instagram account, which is followed by 445,000 people, as of December 6, 2022. She regularly posts photos of her life on and off the tennis courts. The Czech also has a Twitter account (@KaPliskova), followed by 236,000 people. Her official Facebook page is liked by 248,000 people.

What is Pliskova’s net worth?

Karolina Pliskova was the eighth-highest paid sportswoman in the world in 2019, according to Forbes magazine. Since the beginning of her career, Karolina Pliskova has won more than $24 million in prize money alone.

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