KAROLINA PLISKOVA NEWS

Fast Five With Karolina Pliskova

We caught up with Karolina in the BNP Paribas Player's Lounge last week and ended up asking her a few more than 5 questions but she kindly obliged. What’s your favorite cell phone app right now? WhatsApp. All the time online. (Laughing) Have you ever heard the term binge watch? No. I’m not watching any shows. How do you keep yourself entertained on the tour? I still have to...
Via Onthegotennis
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top seed Halep beats Pliskova at Dubai to win second WTA title of year

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Top-seeded Simona Halep scored her second title of the season with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Karolina Pliskova at the Dubai Championsips on Saturday. Halep, who won the Shenzhen title last month, benefited from a large contingent of Romanian fans, who constantly cheered ''Si-mon-a'' from the stands. Pliskova surrendered her serve in the seventh game of...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Halep wins 2nd WTA title of year at Dubai Championships

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Top-seeded Simona Halep scored her second title of the season with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Karolina Pliskova at the Dubai Championsips on Saturday. Halep, who won the Shenzhen title last month, benefited from a large contingent of Romanian fans, who constantly cheered ''Si-mon-a'' from the stands. Pliskova surrendered her serve in the seventh game...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dubai: Karolina Pliskova plays through sand storm to reach final

  Karolina Pliskova played through a sand storm and advanced to the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 Friday. The 17th-seeded Pliskova reached her second final of the year. She will next face either top-seeded Simona Halep and third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki.
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Pliskova advances to Dubai Tennis Championships final

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Karolina Pliskova played through a sand storm and advanced to the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 Friday. The 17th-seeded Pliskova reached her second final of the year. She will next face either top-seeded Simona Halep and third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki.
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Karolina Pliskova reaches Dubai semis, again beating Safarova

  For the second consecutive week, Karolina Pliskova advanced to the semifinals of a tournament by beating Lucie Safarova. On Thursday at the Dubai Tennis Championships, Pliskova recovered from a set and a service break down to win 3-6, 7-6 (5) 6-1. The 18-year-old Pliskova, seeded 17th, defeated Safarova in straight sets last week in Antwerp, Belgium. She will next face unseeded...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Karolina Pliskova again beats Safarova to reach semifinals

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) For the second consecutive week, Karolina Pliskova advanced to the semifinals of a tournament by beating Lucie Safarova. On Thursday at the Dubai Tennis Championships, Pliskova recovered from a set and a service break down to win 3-6, 7-6 (5) 6-1. The 18-year-old Pliskova, seeded 17th, defeated Safarova in straight sets last week in Antwerp, Belgium...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Dubai Tennis Championships: Pliskova plays on fourth continent in 4 weeks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Playing on her fourth continent in the last four weeks, Karolina Pliskova advanced to the second round at the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-4 Monday. The 17th-seeded Pliskova reached the third round at the Australian Open, then went to Canada to play for the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup. After that, she reached...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Pliskova makes the trip to Dubai and reaches 2nd round

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Playing on her fourth continent in the last four weeks, Karolina Pliskova advanced to the second round at the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-4 Monday. The 17th-seeded Pliskova reached the third round at the Australian Open, then went to Canada to play for the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup. After that, she reached...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Suarez Navarro, Pliskova advance to Diamond Games semis

ANTWERP, Belgium -- Fifth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain and eighth-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic set up a semifinal meeting by winning their matches at the Diamond Games on Friday. Suarez Navarro saved 10 break points in a 6-3, 6-2 quarterfinal win against former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy, who dropped her serve five times. Pliskova...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Suarez Navarro and Pliskova advance to Diamond Games semis

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) Fifth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain and eighth-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic set up a semifinal meeting by winning their matches at the Diamond Games on Friday. Suarez Navarro saved 10 break points in a 6-3, 6-2 quarterfinal win against former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy, who dropped her serve five times. Pliskova...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Bouchard, Kerber lose in Diamond Games 2nd round

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) Top-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and second-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany lost in the second round of the Diamond Games on Thursday. Bouchard double-faulted nine times in a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 defeat to Germany's Mona Barthel, while qualifier Francesca Schiavone - a former French Open champion - needed under one hour to beat Kerber 6-1, 6-1. Schiavone next...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Australian Open: Bouchard off to strong start in stellar first round

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Eugenie Bouchard's quest to match her stellar 2014 record in Grand Slam tournaments started on a positive note she beat Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany 6-2, 6-4 Monday in the first round of the Australian Open. Bouchard, who advanced to the semifinals at three majors last year and lost in the Wimbledon final, broke Friedsam's serve in the ninth game of the second...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Kvitova wins Sydney International title over fellow Czech Pliskova

  Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat her Czech Fed Cup teammate Karolina Pliskova 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) to win the Sydney International women's singles title Friday. In the men's semifinals, Viktor Troicki of Serbia and Mikhail Kukushkin advanced to Sunday's final. Troicki beat Gilles Muller 6-2, 6-4 and Kukushkin defeated Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-4, 6-4. Earlier, Alexandr Dolgopolov...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Del Potro loses in quarterfinals at Sydney International

SYDNEY (AP) Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro was beaten in the quarterfinals of the Sydney International on Thursday, losing 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) to Kazakhstan qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin. Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion returning from an 11-month injury layoff, needed a wild-card entry to get into the main draw because his world ranking had dropped to 338. ''I got lucky...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Simona Halep withdraws from Sydney International with gastroenteritis

  Top seed Simona Halep withdrew from the Sydney International tennis tournament on Tuesday with gastroenteritis. Halep started the 2015 season by winning her ninth career title at the Shenzhen Open. She believes she contracted the illness while in China and hopes to fully recover in time for the Australian Open, which starts next Monday at Melbourne Park. ''I feel like I cannot...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Simona Halep withdraws from Sydney International

SYDNEY (AP) Top seed Simona Halep has withdrawn from this week's Sydney International tennis tournament with gastroenteritis. Halep started the 2015 season by winning her ninth career title at the Shenzhen Open. She believes she contracted the illness while in China and hopes to fully recover in time for the Australian Open, which starts next Monday at Melbourne Park. American Nicole...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 WTA Tour: Serena or the field?

On the women’s side of the draw, events were typically difficult to predict as the season drew to a close. Provoked by a rash of injuries and withdrawals, only one woman claimed more than a single title (Karolina Pliskova), and only two women (the aforementioned Pliskova and Petra Kvitova) made more than one final. Serena Williams had some injury trouble but returned to capture...
Via isportsweb.com
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Retired Meusburger returns for Australian Open

VIENNA (AP) Austrian tennis player Yvonne Meusburger is coming out of retirement to play one more tournament - the Australian Open in January. Meusburger, who ended her career in August following a first-round defeat by Karolina Pliskova at the U.S. Open, tells the Austria Press Agency, ''I will play there ... because I also played my first Grand Slam in Australia (in 2006). It...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup final

  Following an early exit from the WTA Finals, Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic in next week's Fed Cup final against Germany. Karolina Pliskova, a 22-year-old rising star of Czech tennis, made the squad for the first time. Pliskova won the Generali Ladies last month for her second WTA title this year and is a career-high 24th in the rankings. Lucie Safarova...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Petra Kvitova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE (AP) Following an early exit from the WTA Finals, Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic in next week's Fed Cup final against Germany. Karolina Pliskova, a 22-year-old rising star of Czech tennis, made the squad for the first time. Pliskova won the Generali Ladies last month for her second WTA title this year and is a career-high 24th in the rankings...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kvitova will lead Czech Republic team against Germany in Fed Cup

PRAGUE -- Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic team in next month's Fed Cup final against Germany. Karolina Pliskova, the 22-year-old rising star of Czech tennis, was named to the preliminary squad for the first time. Pliskova defeated Camila Giorgi of Italy in the final of the Generali Ladies on Sunday for her second WTA title this year to reach a career...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Petra Kvitova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE (AP) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic team in next month's Fed Cup final against Germany. Karolina Pliskova, the 22-year-old rising star of Czech tennis, was named to the preliminary squad for the first time. Pliskova defeated Camila Giorgi of Italy in the final of the Generali Ladies on Sunday for her second WTA title this year to reach a career...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2014  |  1 Comment

Generali Ladies: Pliskova rallies to defeat Giorgi in Linz final

LINZ, Austria -- Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic saved a match point before defeating Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the final of the Generali Ladies on Sunday. Pliskova led 5-1 in the final set but failed to serve out the match twice. She dropped 6-5 behind but Giorgi sent a backhand into the net on match point. Pliskova converted her first chance in the...
Via AP on Fox
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Generali Ladies: Top seed Bouchard withdraws with leg injury

LINZ, Austria -- Top-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada pulled out of the Generali Ladies with a left leg injury on Thursday. Bouchard had her thigh taped during Wednesday's win over Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, and said the injury worsened overnight. "I woke up this morning and it was much, much worse," she said. "It's hard for me to keep playing and keep making it worse." The sixth...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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