Karolina Pliskova: Holding The Fed Cup Final At A Neutral Site Doesn’t Make Sense
by Tom Gainey | September 26th, 2016, 7:54 pm

The ITF just announced a future plan to hold the finals of the Fed Cup and the Davis Cup at rotating neutral sites.

US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova who will play for the Czech Republic when they visit France in the Fed Cup final in November, doesn’t like the idea.

“To be honest, I think it’s I don’t want to say stupid,” Pliskova said from Wuhan Sunday. “For me it looks stupid because there is always the chance that it’s in one country, and always the fans and everything can be on one side.

“If, for example, Czech and France, we play in Russia, I don’t see any reason why we would go there. Of course, with the people there, there would not be any fans. And the sponsors. For me doesn’t make any sense, but let’s see.”

Pliskova won her opening round match over former French Open finalist Lucie Safarova. She awaits the Laura Siegemund-Dominika Cibulkova in the third round.

In her first match since reaching the US Open final, the 24-year-old lost in the first round of the Tokyo event last week.

“I was home about five, six days. I just took off about four days,” Pliskova said of her post-US Open routine. “I just, you know, saw my family, enjoyed a little bit the time home. Obviously I had some media stuff to do, as well.

“Then I went to Tokyo, where it was raining the whole week. I didn’t have a chance to practice much there. So I just came earlier here and practiced two days. Everything is back and set and I’m ready to play a tournament again.”

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7 Comments for Karolina Pliskova: Holding The Fed Cup Final At A Neutral Site Doesn’t Make Sense

Dory Says:

I love Carolinas game

Wog Boy Says:

I love Karolina

Dory Says:

It is Karolina, am sorry.

Van Persie Says:

Agree, she’s awesome

Wog Boy Says:


No need to be sorry, I wasn’t correcting you, I really love Karolina, and it is not just tennis, it is something in her personality, not just her look, that separates her from others and makes her so loveable and likeable (at least for me), you don’t teach that, you are born with that. I said tha two years ago on TX.

There is one curiosity, her identical twin, Kristyna, also good player is left handed and Karolina is right handed.

Lloyd Walters Says:

Wog Boy,

Identical twins are formed when one fertilized egg splits in two, a side effect being one righty and one lefty.

Mike Bryan is right handed. Bob Bryan is left handed.
Tim Gullikson was right handed. Tom Gullikson is left handed.

The Kichenok twins, non-identical, are both right handed.

Naturally, the rule doesn’t only apply to tennis playing identical twins !

Wog Boy Says:


Thanks for that, the way you explained it makes perfect sense, I’ve never thought of it, you learn something every day.
I didn’t know, that being righ or left handed is in our DNA.

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