Showing posts with label Karolina Pliskova. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Karolina Pliskova. Show all posts

Friday, February 23, 2018

Svitolina, Kerber and Pliskova advance in Dubai

Svitolina, Kerber and Pliskova advance in Dubai

Elina Svitolina defeated Wang Qiang 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 at the Dubai Championships and advanced into the quarter-finals.

Svitolina scraped through after saving nine of 11 break points against the world number 46 who entered the field as a lucky loser after the withdrawal of Petra Kvitova.

"I was a little bit angry at myself that I didn't bring my best game in the end of the second set. I had to accept and bounce back," Svitolina said. "But I was very happy the way I was playing.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Video: Karolina Pliskova on court interview (2R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Karolina Pliskova on court interview (2R) | Australian Open 2018

Karolina Pliskova's on court interview following her second round victory over Beatriz Haddad Maia at the Australian Open 2018.

Video: Haddad Maia v Pliskova match highlights (2R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Beatriz Haddad Maia v Karolina Pliskova match highlights (2R) | Australian Open 2018

Beatriz Haddad Maia v Karolina Pliskova match highlights from round two of the women's singles at the Australian Open 2018.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Video: Karolina Pliskova on court interview (1R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Karolina Pliskova on court interview (1R) | Australian Open 2018

Karolina Pliskova's on court interview following her victory over Paraguayan Veronica Cepede Royg in the first round of the 2018 Australian Open.



Video: Karolína Pliskova hot shots | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Karolína Pliskova hot shots | Australian Open 2018

Karolina Plíšková best shots during the Australian Open 2018.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Pliskova, Kvitova to lead Czechs against Switzerland

Pliskova, Kvitova to lead Czechs against Switzerland

The Czech Republic will have its top players available next weekend for the Fed Cup against Switzerland.

Karolina Pliskova will lead the host Czechs on Feb. 10-11 on an indoor hard court at the O2 Arena.

Petra Kvitova will return to the team for the first time since recovering from injuries suffered during a knife attack at her home in December 2016.

Also, Barbora Strycova and Lucie Safarova have been named in the team by captain Petr Pala.

The winner will face Germany or Belarus in the semifinals in April.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Video: Cepede Royg v Pliskova match highlights (1R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Veronica Cepede Royg v Karolina Pliskova match highlights (1R) | Australian Open 2018

Sixth seed Karolina Pliskova prevailed in straight sets in her opening match at the 2018 Australian Open.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Video: Karolína Pliskova Dresses Up | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Karolína Plíšková Dresses Up | Australian Open 2018

Karolína Plíšková loves to dress up when she's not wearing her tennis outfit and talks about her goals for 2018.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Video: Karolína Pliskova profile at Australian Open 2018

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After an incredible 2017 that saw her ranked world No.1, can Pliskova grab her first Grand Slam trophy in Melbourne?

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Barty stuns Pliskova to reach Wuhan semis

Barty stuns Pliskova to reach Wuhan semis

Ashleigh Barty pulled off a major upset against Karolina Pliskova in the quarter-finals of the Wuhan Open, downing the number three seed 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/2).

Barty, ranked 37th in the world, failed to convert three match points in the third set but dominated the deciding tiebreak to bag her first ever win against a top-five player.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Karolina Pliskova fires coach David Kotyza

Karolina Pliskova fires coach David Kotyza

Karolina Pliskova says she's parted with coach David Kotyza.

Pliskova hired Kotyza, the former coach of her fellow Czech Petra Kvitova, in December.

With Kotyza, Pliskova won three WTA tournaments. She reached the semifinals at the French Open and lost in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open to lose her No. 1 ranking.

In a message to local media on Friday, the fourth-ranked Pliskova says she and the coach failed to agree on ''the strategy of my further development.''

It is not immediately clear who will replace Kotyza.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Karolina Pliskova US Open Day 2 Interview

Karolina Pliskova US Open Day 2 Interview

K. PLISKOVA/M. Linette 6-2, 6-1
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Nice work today. Just talk about the way you have played and how you've kind of gotten the campaign going.

KAROLINA PLISKOVA: Yeah, first of all, happy that I'm through. Was expecting a little bit tougher than it was, but was a little bit nervous this morning before the match. Obviously before every first-round match, I'm a little bit nervous, but especially on Grand Slam and especially to defend so many points here from the final last year. It was a little bit difficult, but I think I made it pretty okay today.
The game could be better. I think serve could be better, but overall, I think it was solid.

Q. The point has been made that there are or were eight, now seven, who could attain the No. 1 position, your thoughts on that and how you react to it as a No. 1 of the world? How bad do you want to hold on to that?

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Pliskova outclasses Linette to ease into US Open round two

Pliskova outclasses Linette to ease into U.S. Open round two

Karolina Pliskova, who announced her engagement a few days ago, eased into the U.S. Open second round with a no-nonsense 6-2 6-1 victory over Magda Linette as rain began to fall at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday.

The Czech, who will next face Paraguay's Veronica Cepede Royg or American qualifier Nicole Gibbs, outclassed her 72nd-ranked opponent after the roof on Arthur Ashe was closed just before the second set.

Karolina Pliskova confirms engagement to Michal Hrdlicka

Karolina Pliskova confirms engagement to Michal Hrdlicka

Karolina Pliskova confirmed during US Open media day that she is engaged to Michal Hrdlicka.

Courtney Nguyen of WTA Insider told Pliskova that, “You have a thing on your finger” as a way to inquire about the ring.

“Yes, actually, guys,” Pliskova said. “I’m engaged.”

"It happened after Wimbledon, when I had the time off,” Pliskova added. “So it’s almost, yeah, a month and a half.”

2017 US Open Video: 15-Love with Karolina Pliskova

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2017 US Open Video: 15-Love with Karolina Pliskova

2016 US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova takes on a different challenge with our '15-Love' questions.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Muguruza beats Pliskova, advances to Cincinnati final

Muguruza beats Pliskova, advances to Cincinnati final

Garbine Muguruza beat top seed Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-2 in the semi-final of the Cincinnati Open.

Wimbledon champion Muguruza proved much stronger on serve than the defending champion, she clinched the win when Pliskova sailed a forehand long on the fifth match point.

Pliskova, who played part of one match and all of another on Friday after rain forced postponements on Thursday, had 28 unforced errors to Muguruza's 13.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Pliskova face double duty to reach semi-finals

Pliskova face double duty to reach semi-finals

Karolina Pliskova, fighting second-ranked Simona Halep to remain world number one, ousted Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 in another of five matches postponed from Thursday due to rain.

Pliskova faced a short-rest quarter-final against fifth-rated Dane Caroline Wozniacki at the last major tuneup for the US Open.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Pliskova on track to defend Cincinnati title

Pliskova on track to defend Cincinnati title

Karolina Pliskova scored a 6-2 6-3 win over Natalia Vikhlyantseva in the second round of the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday.

Angelique Kerber lost 6-4 1-6 7-6 to Ekaterina Makarova and Venus Williams was upset 6-3 2-6 6-2 by Ashleigh Barty in second-round matches.

Barty will face former world number one Caroline Wozniacki, a 6-2 6-4 winner against Russia's Elena Vesnina, in the last 16.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Pliskova, Halep lead five-woman fight for No. 1

Pliskova, Halep lead five-woman fight for No. 1

With sidelined Serena Williams about to have a baby, five players have a chance to grab the world number one ranking at this week's US Open tuneup event in Cincinnati.

Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion who announced her pregnancy and the end of her season in April, owned the top spot for 186 consecutive weeks through last September, matching Steffi Graf for an Open Era record, and traded the spot with Germany's Angelique Kerber earlier this year.

Defending Cincinnati champion Karolina Pliskova took over the top spot five weeks ago but will lose points from her title run, opening the door for rivals to overtake her.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Wozniacki upsets world number one Pliskova in Toronto

Wozniacki upsets world number one Pliskova in Toronto

Caroline Wozniacki defeated world number one Karolina Pliskova 7-5 6-7(3) 6-4 in a marathon Rogers Cup quarter-finals match in Toronto marred by four rain delays on Friday.

The delays, which all came during the first set, appeared to boost the sixth-seeded Dane, who was trailing 3-0 when the match was interrupted.

Wozniacki appeared relaxed during the breaks, which gave her time to consult with her father and longtime coach Piotr Wozniacki, before she won five straight games and ultimately took the first set.