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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
MELBOURNE, January 25, 2020 (by Sharada Rajagopalan) The exodus of seeds in the women’s draw that began on Friday spilled onto Saturday as well at the Australian Open. The morning session lost two more top-10 seeds – the second-seeded Czech […]
MELBOURNE, January 21, 2020 (by Sharada Rajagopalan) The top-seeded women making their debuts in the 2020 Australian Open on Tuesday enjoyed a safe passage onto the second round. The day began with the second-seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova getting the better […]
BRISBANE, January 12, 2020 World No. 2 Karolina Pliskova from the Czech Republic has won the Evonne Goolagong Cawley Trophy for a third time after beating World No. 13 Madison Keys of the United States 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 in Sunday’s singles final […]
SHENZHEN, November 1, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) No. 2 seed Karolina Pliskova and No. 5 seed Simona Halep came into Friday’s final day of round-robin play at the Shiseido WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China, fighting for second place in the […]
SHENZHEN, October 28, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) When 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu and former World No. 1 Simona Halep walked on Centre Court for their Purple Group singles match in the Shiseido WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China, Monday night, they were […]
LONDON, July 3, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 3 and third seed Karolina Pliskova had never lost to Monica Puig in four matches going back to 2012, including their only prior grass-court encounter which Pliskova won 6-2, 6-2 in […]
PARIS, May 31, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) Karolina Pliskova came into this year’s French Open coming off a title run in Rome, her third career clay-court title. The World No. 2 had reached the quarterfinals or better in seven of […]
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