Karolina Pliskova

Karolina Pliskova

Personal Information

Full Name Karolina Pliskova
Date of Birth March 21, 1992
Nationality Czech
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Role Right-handed aggressive baseliner (two-handed backhand)
Family Kristyna Pliskova (twin sister), Radek Plisek (father), Martina Pliskova (mother), Michal Hrdlicka (husband)

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Karolina Pliskova: A Brief Biography


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Karolina Pliskovak. Source: Karolina Pliskovak’s Instagram account



Karolina Pliskova is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic who has held the world No. 1 spot for eight weeks. She achieved the No. 1 ranking in singles in June 2017, and has won 16 WTA singles titles till date. Her biggest title till date was the 2016 Cincinnati Masters. Pliskova’s best Grand Slam result came at the 2021 Wimbledon and the 2016 US Open, where she reached the final.


Pliskova became the sixth women’s player to reach the semifinal at all four majors after Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Simona Halep and Victoria Azarenka. She faced her twin sister Kristyna Pliskova at the 2019 Birmingham Classic and became the first identical twins in WTA history to compete against each other.


Pliskova has helped the Czech Republic win the Fed Cup thrice, in 2015, 2016 and 2018. Her playing style can be described as an aggressive baseliner who is known for hitting powerful groundstrokes. One of Pliskova's strengths is her serve, which is famous for its power, pace, and precision.


Name Karolina Pliskova
Age31
DOBMarch 21, 1992
NationalityCzech
Mother’s NameMartina Pliskova
Father’s NameRadek Plíšek
ProfessionTennis player
Net Worth$15 million
Height6 feet 1 inches or 186 cm
Weight70 kg
Relationship StatusMarried


Karolina Pliskova Early Life

Pliskova was born in Louny, Czechoslovakia on March 21, 1992. She was born to Radek Plisek and Martina Pliskova. She started playing tennis at the age of four because of her parents. She shared in an interview that she was not interested in tennis, but her parents encouraged her and her sister to take up the sport.


Growing up, Pliskova idolized Martina Hingis and Monica Seles. In her junior career, she won the Australian Open girls title, defeating Laura Robson in the final. A few months later, she reached the final of the junior US Open singles title. She won a total of 10 singles and six doubles on the ITF tennis circuit.


Pliskova started her professional journey in 2009 and played her first Grand Slam at the 2012 French Open by defeating Laura Robson and Dia Evtimova in the qualifier. However, she lost in the first round.


Karolina Pliskova Personal Life

Pliskova hails from a sports background, as both her parents were athletes. The sporting environment helped shape the sports career of her and her sister. Pliskova married her longtime beau, Michal Hrdlicka, in 2018. She took her husband's name after their marriage, and is now officially known as Karolina Hrdlickova.


When Pliskova is away from tennis, she enjoys spending time near the water and fishing. She also enjoys listening to Czech pop music in her spare time. Other hobbies include reading novels and watching movies. Her favorite all-time movie is Rocky and Public Enemies, and her favorite author is Paulo Coelho.


Karolina Pliskova Family Background

Pliskova was born to Martina Pliskova and Radek Plisek. She also has a twin sister named Kristyna Pliskova, who is two minutes older than her.

Who is Karolina Pliskova's father?

Radek Plisek is the father of Karolina Pliskova. He was a professional ice hockey player who represented his country. Her father played a pivotal role in supporting the sports careers of both his daughters from day one.


Who is Karolina Pliskova's mother?

Martina Pliskova is the mother of Karolina Pliskova. She was a professional volleyball player who used to play tennis in her youth. Like her husband, she has been involved in supporting the careers of her daughters and has accompanied them to many of their tennis tournaments.


Who is Karolina Pliskova’s sister?

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Karolina Pliskovak' sister. Source: Karolina Pliskovak’s Instagram account



Pliskova has a twin sister named Kristyna Pliskova. She is two minutes older than Pliskova. Like her sister, she is also a professional tennis player. She has won one singles and five WTA doubles titles till date, and achieved a career-high singles ranking of No. 35 on July 31, 2017.


She holds the record of serving the most number of aces (31) in a match on the WTA circuit, against Monica Puig at the 2016 Australian Open. Kristyna is engaged to a professional footballer, David Hancko. The couple welcomed the birth of their son, Adam Hancko, on May 31, 2022.


Karolina Pliskova Husband


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Karolina Pliskovak Husband . Source: Karolina Pliskovak’s Instagram account



Pliskova is married to sports analyst Michal Hrdlicka. As per an online source, Pliskova and Hrdlicka first met at an event after the Czech Republic's victory at the 2015 Fed Cup. The couple made their relationship official in 2016 and dated for almost three years before getting hitched on July 19, 2018.


Hrdlick is also a TV presenter and currently works as a sports analyst on O2 TV Sports in the Czech Republic. Earlier, he used to work for a TV channel named Nova Channel but was sacked because of his bad reputation. Currently, he is working along with his wife as his manager.


Karolina Pliskova Kids

Pliskova does not have any children till now.


Karolina Pliskova Social Media

Pliskova is quite active on social media. Her Instagram account is called @karolinapliskova, where 447k people follow her. Besides Instagram, Pliskova is also active on X (Twitter), with the name @KaPliskova, where she has over 235k followers.


Karolina Pliskova Net Worth

According to online sources, Pliskova's net worth is estimated at around $15 million as of 2023. Her primary income sources are the tennis prize money and partnerships with several prominent brands.


Karolina Pliskova Prize Money

According to WTA's official website, Pliskova has won over $25.3 million in prize money till date, including over $1 million in prize money so far in 2023.


Karolina Pliskova Brand Ambassadors

Pliskova is a popular and successful tennis player who has signed many endorsement deals in her career. She has been associated with Fila since 2016, and has a clothing and shoe deal with the brand. Her tennis equipment sponsor is Babolat and she uses the Babolat Pure Drive racket.


Pliskova is also associated with a financial company named ATT Investments that operates in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. She also signed an endorsement deal with SmartWings and Eko MB, which is a recycling company. She has also been seen promoting Hublot watches. Finally, Pliskova is also associated with Czech Airlines, EAU Thermale Avene and J & T Banka.


Karolina Pliskova Investments

Pliskova has collaborated with her sister Kristyna Pliskova and started a tennis academy named the Pliskova Tennis Academy. The academy trains players of all age groups and includes many prominent national team coaches and professionals from the ATP and WTA circuit. The training program designed for players takes into account their needs and also makes arrangements for tournaments, food and accommodation.


Karolina Pliskova Career Stats

According to the WTA website, Pliskova holds a career singles record of 620-355, a win percentage of 64%. In 2023, she served 216 aces and won 69.8% of her service games. She also wins 68.7% of her first serve points and 38.8% of her second serve points.


Karolina Pliskova Achievements

Former world No. 1 Pliskova has accomplished many things at a very young age. Some of Pliskova's career achievements are as follows:


World No. 1 singles player

Pliskova reached a career high ranking of world No. one on July 17, 2017. She became the sixth tennis player to reach the No. 1 spot in ranking without winning a Grand Slam. She also became the first women’s player from the Czech Republic to achieve the number one spot.


Fed Cup

Pliskova has helped her country, the Czech Republic, win the famous Fed Cup three times.


Awards

Pliskova has won many awards and honors in her career, including the famous Zlaty Kanar (Golden Bagel) award.


Karolina Pliskova Titles Won

Pliskova has won 16 WTA tour singles titles, including the 2016 Cincinnati Masters, the 2019 Eastbourne Open, and the 2019 Rome Masters. She won her first WTA title in 2013 at the Malaysian Open, defeating Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the final.


Karolina Pliskova Grand Slam Record

The below table lists Pliskova's best finish at each grand slam.


MajorBest Result
Australian OpenSF in 2019
French OpenSF in 2017
Wimbledon OpenF in 2021
US OpenF in 2016


Karolina Pliskova Coaching Staff

Pliskova's coaching staff currently includes Olga Savchuk. She is a former tennis player from Ukraine. She has been associated with Pliskova since the beginning of 2020 and is one of the two coaches of Pliskova. Besides Savchuk, Pliskova was also coached by Sascha Bajin, a former tennis player from Germany. However, the duo parted ways in July 2023.


Bajin has previously coached Pliskova from November 2020 to July 2022. He also was a hitting partner for Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Carolina Wozniacki and Sloane Stephens.


Karolina Pliskova Diet

Pliskova prefers eggs, fruit, and bread for breakfast on match days. For lunch, she loves having pasta with chicken without any sauce. For dinner, she likes to have fish and vegetables. She drinks a protein shake after her workouts. To stay hydrated during the matches, she takes USABA Vitamin C. When she is not training, she loves to have pizza, dumplings, or different Czech food.


Karolina Pliskova House

Pliskova is the proud owner of a spacious apartment in Monte Carlo, Monaco, where she lives with her husband. Sources have found that the apartment has five bedrooms, a tennis court and a swimming pool.


Karolina Pliskova Cars


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Karolina Pliskovak. Source: Karolina Pliskovak’s Instagram account


Pliskova is a car lover and has a huge car collection. Some of the cars owned by Pliskova include Mercedes Benz GLE, Skoda Kamiq, Porsche 911 and Mercedes Benz GLA. She is the brand ambassador of Mototechna, which customizes most cars owned by Pliskova. Besides cars, Pliskova also owns a black colour Vespa scooter which she is often seen riding.

FAQ's on Karolina Pliskovak

A. Michal Hrdlicka is Pliskova's husband. The couple got married on July 19, 2018.

A. Pliskova has never won any Grand Slam title in her career.

A. Kristyna Pliskova is Pliskova’s sister. She is the twin sister of Pliskova.

A. Pliskova has won 16 WTA singles titles, including the Cincinnati and Rome Masters. Besides singles, Pliskova has won five doubles titles, including one Premier level tournament.

A. Pliskova is 31 years old. She was born on March 21, 1992.

A. Fila, Babolat, Mototechna and Hublot sponsor Pliskova.

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