Surprise surprise as Karolina Pliskova parts ways with her coach Conchita Martinez. Even if it is rather common to see coaching changes during the off season, especially on the WTA Tour, this came as a surprise.

Karolina and Conchita had a marvelous season with 4 titles in Brisbane, Rome, Istanbul and Zhengzhou. In addition, the Czech reached a prestigious semifinal in Miami before ending her season as world no.2.

The statements of Pliskova and Martinez

Pliskova published a rather direct statement on Instagram saying:

I decided I will no longer work with Conchita.. it was a tough decision, as the season was great. Thank you for all this year, and wish u only the best♥️🥳 Life is a change!!!”

Conchita posted on Twitter:

“Just a little note to inform you that Karolina and I have decided to take different paths next year. It has been an incredible year full of great moments and emotions. I wish Kaja and her team the best for the future.”

Karolina Pliskova’s ranking and performance in 2019

Karolina Pliskova Stats info

Ranked no.2, Karolina played her last match on the 2nd of November when she capitulated to Ashleigh Barty 4-6 6-2 6-3 in the semifinal in Shenzhen.

This year Pliskova has a 51-16 win-loss record. The Czech has won 4 titles in 2019 in Brisbane, in Rome, in Eastbourne and in Zhengzhou. Pliskova was the finalist in Miami.

Karolina Pliskova

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