Barty, Pliskova & Bertens Round Out Star Studded WTA Top 5 Following Paris



Karolina Pliskova | World No. 3
A frequent atop the WTA rankings, Karolina Pliskova has continued her outstanding play into 2019, earning her notoriety as one of the Tour’s most consistent players. How consistent, you ask? The 27-year-old former World No. 1 has finished each of the last three Tour seasons ranked inside the Top 10 and has dominated the Tour in terms of number of aces per season.

Following a second consecutive WTA Finals semifinal appearance in late-2018, Pliskova kicked off her 2019 campaign by winning Brisbane International; reaching the semifinals at the Australian Open after an epic come-from-behind victory over Serena Williams; making quarterfinal appearances at Dubai and Indian Wells; taking fellow FILA sponsored player Ash Barty to the brink at the Miami Open before falling in the final; and consequently winning Rome en route to one of the best stretches of tennis in the Czech’s career.

Pliskova’s daunting serve and powerful groundstrokes have led her back into the WTA Top 5 following the French Open, as she shifts her attention ahead to grass season in hopes of reclaiming the game’s top spot.
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  • Madison Lieberman
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