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PLISKOVA TWINS MAKE HISTORY IN LINZ


PLISKOVAS LEARNING ON THE JOB

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Karolina Pliskova: B

When it comes to great years that no one talked about, no one had a better one than the Czech. The 22-year-old won two titles in Seoul and Linz and shot up 43 spots in the ranking to end at a career-high No. 23. She's going to be seeded at the Australian Open.
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WTA RISING STARS TO WATCH: PLISKOVA
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Even her tatoo is growing on me.

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I wanted to share a couple of interviews sisters Pliskovi gave to Czech daily iDnes. First one with both sisters (http://sport.idnes.cz/karolina-a-kri...980_tenis_ten), the second one with Karolina (http://sport.idnes.cz/karolina-plisk...3804_tenis_par)

There seems to be an amazing bond between them, something perhaps only twins experience. Thats why I translated it.

See below.
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First interview with both of them:

Like Bryan brothers? Within ten years, say sisters Plíškovi laughing it off
Karolína and Kristyna Pliskova twins are quite exemplary. Their similarity goes much deeper than that they are visually hardly discernible. How deep? At a press conference at one point as an answer to the posed question, both tennis players burst out identically: "Yeah!"
At that moment one has to ask: How often happens that you answer a question the same way?

And again, in exactly the same moment sounds from both the same thing: "Often!"

They laugh. Slap each other hands. They understand each other perfectly.

On the court as well. They won two doubles titles this year. With a exaggeration they dream of how they would like to beat the number of Grand Slam triumphs of other tennis twins - the legendary American Bryan brothers. "They've already got sixteen? We can make it within ten years, "laughed Carolina.


And what are otherwise your further plans?
Kristýna: In singles I would like to get into top fifty perhaps.
Karolína: I would like to stay around where I am. Getting into the top twenty would be nice, but I am a lot of points short there.

What do you want to work the most on?
Kristýna: We work a lot on the footwork at the moment.
Karolína: That we have to do most of the time.
Kristýna: Also (work on) the mental side.
Karolína: We now have a lot of time for improving the fitness, we are doing it at Olymp (club in Prague) with Mr. Pech, we have great conditions there. Otherwise in tennis you can always improve everything.

Did you manage to have a holiday?
Karolína: I had a very challenging end of the season. Tournament champion in Sofia. Then there was the Fed Cup, and not much time off. Altogether a bit over a week. I managed to go to Dubai for a week, where it was nice. I lay on the beach doing nothing. Awesome.
Kristýna: I had a little more time off, so I was for ten days on the Canary Islands. Since then, I am in preparation, I run all the time. Good too.

Christine, you yourself called this season "up and down". Why is it that it was not as successful as hoped?
It did not help me a couple of heavy defeats during the year. I've changed a lot of coaches, perhaps every three months. I had a weird period with Mr. Bedan, then I was with Jiri Vanek, who is now with my sis. I've got to steady it a bit.

Is Karolína your motivation ?
She will give me advice. Mainly I need to avoid up-and-downs. Now I am with Ivo Minar (Davis Cup winner in 2012) and I would like that teamwork to last for some time. Whether it will Ivoš, or someone else.

Are you following each other's matches even when you're not at the same tournament?
Kristýna: I watch the live scores, but it's stressful. I prefer to wait for a message.
Karolína: When we're together, we are watching every match. And if not, I'll find time in my schedule to find out how my sis went
Kristýna: You give a stuff about me. (sorry that’s in slang and difficult to translate, she is teasing her sister rather than meaning it)
Karolína: I do.

How many days a year you don’t get to see each other?
Kristýna: There are quite a few, occasionally we are playing at different tournaments. We are getting used to it.
Karolína: But does not happen that we didn’t hear from each other. We always keep calling, we keep in touch all the time.
Kristýna: We are messaging via WhatsApp, we call on Skype. And if we ever have a fight, its good again quickly.

How much does it help to have a sister on the circuit?
Karolína: It's definitely a plus. There are some things I can not talk about with coaches or even family. For something I really just have Kristýnu. She gives me energy.

Sometimes you even coach each other don’t you?
Kristýna: When there was no coach, so I went for Kája on the court. Kája used to do it too. Its helping her a lot, for me, not too much.
Karolína: I give bad advice ... When there is not a coach, I'll call sis, it's better than to be alone there. She sees it a little differently from the bench, she knows tennis, and she gives me good advice sometimes.

They're more like tennis advice, or mental support?
Kristýna: Karolína prefers to cry a bit.
Karolína: I relax by that I do not feel so stressed out and I feel better afterwards.

Do you spend together Christmas as well?
Karolína: Definitely. The tournaments moved so, I leave on December 29, so that after about three years, we will be at home for Christmas with her family.
Kristýna: Christmas without sis? It is not possible.
Karolína: We'll be together. Drop in at grandmas and relatives and quickly back into training.

How do you buy gifts?
Kristýna: Most gifts always give to Karolína.
Karolína: Saving on the other (presents), so we could give each other gifts.

On Thursday you got as a gift a car from the BMW car company. How long will you be serving faster than driving?
Kristýna: I will be driving fifty. I will certainly be serving faster.

But so far you have not got driving lessons. When do you start?
Kristýna:Tomorrow.
Karolína: Probably not, rather by Monday. There will be a little bit of time ... But when we saw the car, we would want to get the driver's license.
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Now interview with Karolina

Karolína Plíšková: I'm not green anymore. And I do not break as many rackets

She began ranked 67th this year, she is now # 24. Caroline Plíšková had her best season, and she toped it up with the first invitation to the Fed Cup match. And straight to the final.

She has had an impressive 83 matches under her belt this year, winning 54 of them. Also that’s why Carolina Plíšková experienced the best year yet. She won two titles and moved into the top thirty. "So it was my best season so far. But I hope it's not my best season in my career. That I'll have an even better one "said 22-year old tennis star, who was nominated for the weekend Fed Cup final with Germany.

Would you be confident if you were going to play in the final?
I hope so. But I think it would be a bit more challenging than normal tournaments. I would not play only for myself but also for the country, for our team. Perhaps I could have handled it.

In what things you have made the biggest progress lately?
There was a little bit of everything, but the biggest credit goes to my head (i.e. mental side). Game-wise I have been feeling good on court already for a year and half, but that’s not enough alone to win.

What have you changed mentally?
I am not throwing tantrums as much, I do not break as many rackets. I calmed down a bit, I am not stressing as much, and I do not experience panic under certain conditions.

Is your experience helping?
I've played more big tournaments than two years ago. I was very inexperienced. Now I have beaten a couple of good players, so matches with them seem to be normal now. Its not like this big occasion.

One of the main weapons is your serve. This year you scored 435 aces, only Serena Williams has more. Why is it that your serve is so good?
I do not know, it is by nature (Plíšková measured 186 cm - Ed. Ed.). I played a lot of matches, that helps too.

What is your maximum speed?
190 kilometers per hour. I cant make two hundred.

Does it help you also the ability to place your service well?
Definitely. I have no problem that I have a good serve (but) only on the T. I can put it anywhere, and when I put it to the T, it can be an ace. Everywhere on hards, the surface is quite fast, so that's not too hard to get an ace.

As a child, your twin sister Kristýna have been more successful, she lost her way a bit. What is she missing?
Sis had at the beginning of season a couple of defeats, which can turn a season. At Wimbledon she lost from a match point. Such matches then cause, that she looses focus, even when you're not playing badly. Mental-side plays a big role. Game-wise she can make it. She has to start believing in herself.

How much does it help to have inseparable team-mate on the circuit ?
I couldnt imagine it without her. I talk about everything with her. When things go wrong, she is the one who understands me the most, she understands me in everything. She can give me advice me what to do and what not. I accept her advice the most.

You've reached the 24th place ranking. Thirty was the goal, wasn’t it?
It was, yes. In fact, I thought that I could not make it. It even did not look like (I could) before the US Open, I was around 60th place. But it happened. At the Australian Open I will be seeded and can relax more.

Are Grand Slams one of the goals for the next year?
Yes. Now at the US Open I won two rounds for the first time and I want to improve that even more. You cant go higher without achieving something at Grand Slams. There are different points.

What are your goals for next season?
I do not want to set too much of them. Next year will be tough enough that I will be defending a lot of points. I would like to move into the top twenty, although there are still a lot of points missing. And once to the top ten, but I am not setting it as a goal for next year.
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And yet the philistines in GM say the twins lack "personality."


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i love them, i hope krystina finds consistency like her sister and both of them could be so dangerous on tour. It will be fun
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Here is an interview Karolina and Kristyna recently accorded to me https://tennisandco.wordpress.com/20...tyna-pliskova/
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Pliskova Still an Unsung Winner at Home
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Here is an interview Karolina and Kristyna recently accorded to me https://tennisandco.wordpress.com/20...tyna-pliskova/
Thank you for that. Really nice photos too.

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Thanks for posting. I had no idea Kristyna was a crafty left-hander. It might work to her advantage one day.

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