Karolina Plsikova and Serena Williams enjoy a rather interesting rivalry. The Czech is one of the few players in history to have not a negative record against the American legend (2-).
Last week, both won a WTA event. While Karolina triumphed in Brisbane, Serena won the ASB Classic in Auckland. During a press conference following her title in Australian, Karolina was asked to comment on Serena. She said:
“I think she had a couple chances already last two years. She was always quite close. I think this time, especially there was, I think, no really opponent which would have the game to beat her.
And I think for sure she did some work in the off-season, too, so she’s quite strong and she looks quite pumped, she was playing doubles too.
I think she’s going to be always tough no matter which ranking she is, no matter which age she is. So she’s going to be always tough. And of course our match I think everybody will remember forever, especially me, maybe also she (laughing.) And, yeah, always looking forward to play her, so no matter if she’s going to be in my part of the draw, it’s going to be a challenge.”
Karolina Pliskova’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked world no.2, Karolina played her last match on the 12th of January when she beat Madison Keys 6-4 4-6 7-5 in the final in Brisbane to win her 15th career title.
During this season Karolina has a 4-0 win-loss record. The Czech conquered 1 title in Brisbane.
Serena Williams’s ranking and performance in 2020
Currently the world no.9, the American played her last match on the 12th of January when she defeated Jessica Pegula 6-3 6-4 in the final in Auckland to win her 72nd career title.
Currently, this season Serena Williams has a 5-0 win-loss record. Serena Williams clinched 1 title in Auckland.
Karolina Pliskova and Serena Williams played each other 4 times. The head to head is 2-2.
The last time that they played, Karolina Pliskova won 6-4 4-6 7-5 in the quarter in Melbourne (Australian Open) in January 2019.