Karolina Pliskova

Barty, Pliskova Reach First Wimbledon Final

LONDON/WASHINGTON, July 8, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 1 and top seed Ashleigh Barty, just a couple of victories from achieving her first Wimbledon Championships ladies’ singles title on the 50th anniversary of the first by her idol and […]

A Quartet of Women Remain In Contention At Wimbledon

LONDON/WASHINGTON, July 6, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) And then there were four: Ashleigh Barty, Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova and Aryna Sabalenka. The Wimbledon Championships, which began nine days ago at the All England Club with a draw size of 128 […]

Swiatek Triumphs In Roman Holiday Fashion

ROME/WASHINGTON, May16, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) No one could have imagined that Sunday’sfinal of the WTA 1000 Internazionali BNL d’Italia, which featured two players who saved match points en route to reaching the championship match at Rome’s Foro Italico, would […]

Can Pliskova-Swiatek Become Rivalry Like Djokovic-Nadal?

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 16, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As the men’s and women’s finals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia take place Sunday in the Eternal City of Rome, each presents a contrasting difference regarding the sense of rivalry. The women’s final […]

Pliskova’s Roman Romp Lands Her In Final

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 15, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) There’s something about Rome that always seems to agree with Karolina Pliskova. Whether it’s the clay or the Foro Italico atmosphere – or even a chance to enjoy Roman sights like the Vatican […]

Pliskova Aces Way Into Stuttgart Quarterfinals

STUTTGART/WASHINGTON, April 22, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The last time that Karolina Pliskova beat Jelena Ostapenko in a three-set match, it also happened at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, and the Czech star went on to win the […]

In A Day Of Dubai Upsets, Pliskova Survives

DUBAI/WASHINGTON, March 9, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As Day Three of the WTA’s first 1000-series event of the year, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, pared its field from 32 to 16 on Tuesday, some of the top seeds were […]

By Luck Or Chance, Pliskova Consistent At Start Of Season

WASHINGTON, January 6, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Karolina Pliskova has won a singles title in the first week of the season in three of the last four years, going 16-1. She lifted trophies in Brisbane in 2017, 2019 and, again, last […]

Powerful Pliskova Plows Into Dubai Quarterfinals

DUBAI, February 19, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Second seed Karolina Pliskova needed just 67 minutes to reach the quarterfinal round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships as she dropped just three games against No. 39 Kristina Mladenovic en route […]