Originally Posted by Tennis Fool
Karo Pliskova's ascension the last two years:
As you see, she was better than Kris in 2011, and Kris was better than her in 2011. Each has pushed the other upwards toward the tennis echelon.
Her Brisbane qualies draw:
(4)Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP) v Johanna Konta (GBR)
Mallory Burdette (USA) v Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)
Eva Birnerova (CZE) v Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB)
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) v (7)Olga Puchkova (RUS)
Unlike her sister, Karo got a tough opener. Olga leads their h2h, 2-1, but Karo won the last match. Eva and Akgul can be tricky, and Mallory is a rising star on the scene. There is also MTTF or Konta to think about.
watched Karo's quali with Akgul in Cincy this year, she played like s***
honestly I don't think she would qualify