Karolina Pliskova is still searching for her first Grand Slam title, having now come one win shy of doing so twice: at the US Open five years ago, and at Wimbledon this summer. But one thing she shouldn't be searching for respect, in spite of some heartbreaks on game's biggest stages.

Pliskova is one of a select group of players who can say they've reached the semifinal round or better at all four majors. It speaks to the 29-year-old's all-surface ability—her flat serves and forehands translate to any court—and to her longevity. She remains a threat to anyone, anywhere, anytime, and that will certainly apply this week at the WTA Finals.

The season-ending championships have also tripped up the Czech in the later stages; this is her fifth appearance in the tour's elite eight, and she's reached the semifinal knockout stage three times. Seeing her get over the hump in Mexico would not be a surprise, and it could serve as a momentum boost to a 2022 season that may yield even greater prizes.

How many singles and doubles titles did Krejickova combine to win?

  • Aryna Sabalenka
  • Garbine Muguruza
  • Iga Swiatek
  • Anett Konaveit


How many singles titles did Pliskova win in 2021?

  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Pliskova played Jessica Pegula five times this year. What was her record against the American?

  • 4-1
  • 3-2
  • 2-3
  • 1-4

Pliskova reached the semifinals of Wimbledon without having to beat a player in the Top 45. In which round did she face her toughest opponent, according to the rankings?

  • First round: Tamara Zidansek
  • Second round: Donna Vekic
  • Fourth round: Liudmila Samsonova
  • Quarterfinal: Viktorija Golubic


Are you like Aryna? Or more like Muguruza? Go to and find out.

Are you like Aryna? Or more like Muguruza? Go to and find out.


  1. Garbine Muguruza
  2. 0
  3. 1-4
  4. First round: Tamara Zidansek (No. 47)

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