“I don’t want to have any expectations from myself!”
At the age of 4 years Karolina began playing tennis.
"In the juniors I was totally different physically and mentally. Now I've grown up mentally. I've played so many matches against the top players so now I know a little bit how to play against them. I'm not that scared of them or the big stadiums. I've improved my movement a little bit—there's still a lot to work on. But it's improving slowly."
The fact of "either / or". "Facebook" or "Twitter"? "Twitter". I do not have Facebook". Cola or Pepsi? Cola. Shower or bath? Shower. The ocean or the mountains? Ocean. Sweet or salty? Sweet. Dogs or cats? Dogs. I'm allergic to cats!
Fact on upbringing. Karolina Pliskova was born two minutes later than her twin sister, Kristyna. Together they have already made history in tennis when they became the first twin sisters, who won the doubles title at the WTA tournament in Linz in 2013. About their relationship, they said in an interview that they are constantly in touch with, or that they have a good understanding of each other, confirming that they have identical and simultaneous responses. "I do not have a lot of friends, especially Czech, and I don’t need anyone because I have Kristyna. Therefore, it’s great to have a sister who is engaged in the same kind of sport", - says Karolina. "I go to tournaments, I play well and enjoy the process. Kristyna jerks things up and down need to collect points and win games and rides on the same tournaments with me", - adds the younger of the sisters. "But we are
good friends, we communicate every day, constantly on the phone. But sometimes we can not do without fighting, especially if we spend time together too long. One year we went to all the tournaments together and often fought. But now, in a different way,"- she says without laughing. It is interesting to note that through personal meetings on the WTA tournaments, they were equal 4-4.
The fact of her worst defeat. "Meeting with Angelique Kerber in the final of the tournament in Birmingham, where I lost to her in three sets," said Karolina.
"The transition from juniors to seniors was really tough for me because you win the junior Grand Slam and everyone expects it will be like this on the women's as well. But it's a different competition than in juniors. I was feeling like I was good but people were saying that—I was 17—and people were saying “you should already be in the Top 100.” So I was feeling a little bit of pressure after winning a Grand Slam."
The fact about music. 5 tracks from the playlist of Karolina Pliskova: Ed Sheeran 'Photograph', Emeli Sandé 'My Kind of Love', Eminem 'Phenomenal', Meghan Trainor 'Dear Future Husband', 'Fast Car' by Tracy Chapman.
Tournament fact. "My favorite tournament is Australian Open. It's always nice to come back to this tournament. Melbourne is a beautiful city and it’s linked to an excellent experience. The most memorable victory!
Statistical Fact. Karolina Pliskova became the leader of the world women's singles rankings by the number of aces in a season 2015 - 517, second-placed is Serena Williams - 498. Before this the American headed the list for three consecutive years. Czech also holds the record for innings in one match, 31 ace at the Australian Open match against Puerto Rican Monica Puig.
Fact on coaching. The current coach of the sportsman, Jiri Vanek, whose birthday is a month later - 24th April. Before he started working with Karolina, he coached her half sister.
The Tattoo-fact . "My dad and my sister also have tattoos. We have always wanted them to. I have two - on my arm and leg. This Polynesian tattoo came from New Zealand. It has a special value to me. "
The fact about driving. One of the foreign correspondents once asked Karolina: "In 2014, you gave BMW. How long do you plan to play more quickly than drive?". "Sportswoman doesn’t get confused,” she replied: "I'm going to drive at a speed of 50 km/h. Therefore, in any case I feel faster".
The fact about her personality. "Many will say that I am a pragmatist, but that's not true. Sometimes I get crazy on the court, even though I may not be smashing rackets. And friends would probably say that I'm very friendly and conflict-free".
The fact "off the court." "I love fishing, listening to music and of course, shopping as any girl. I love to eat, it’s great when I have the opportunity to dine anywhere in the city, more like watch movies on my computer. My favorite movies are "Rocky" and "Public Enemies".
The fact on "Three Wishes". Health, me and my family. Play tennis for as long as I want. And win a "Grand Slam".
Fact on sports. Favourite athlete - Usain Bolt.
Fact guest. If I could invite anyone to my game, it would be an actor Channing Tatum.