Karolina Pliskova confirms split with coach, ready to switch focus to the 2021 campaign
World No 6 Karolina Pliskova has confirmed she has parted ways with her coach Daniel Vallverdu following a disappointing 2020 campaign.
Vallverdu joined the Czech’s coaching set-up in November 2019 and they made an excellent start to this season as Pliskova defended her Brisbane International title in January.
However, that was as good as it got as she failed to pick up another trophy and also failed to make it into the second week of the three Grand Slams.
With the 2020 season cut short due to the coronavirus, Pliskova confirmed on social media that she has split with Vallverdu and is already planning for the 2021 campaign.
“Due to the reduced number of WTA tournaments by the end of the year, the tournament in Ostrava was my last in the season,” she wrote. “Next week we are starting preparations for the upcoming season.
🎙 OFFICIAL STATEMENT pic.twitter.com/1jEEAKR1j4
— Karolina Pliskova (@KaPliskova) November 4, 2020
“Unfortunately, due to time commitments, my coach Daniel Vallverdu and I have mutually agreed to no longer work together. I’d like to thank Dani for the work and the time we’ve spent together.”
WTA Tour: What to look forward to in February 2023
The middle-east swing dominates the February schedule for the WTA Tour.
Novak Djokovic’s comments suggest his retirement may be closer than expected
Novak Djokovic’s family may hold the key to how much longer he continues to play at the highest level.
John McEnroe calls for Russian players to return to Wimbledon after latest twists
It now seems inevitable that Wimbledon and the LTA will be forced to allow Russian and Belarusian players to play at Wimbledon.
Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Carlos Alcaraz salute Novak Djokovic after latest feat
Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Carlos Alcaraz salute Novak Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal’s Grand Slam race: Who’s in better shape? What happens next?
Djokovic and Nadal both have 22 Grand Slam singles titles.
WTA Rankings: Iga Swiatek still comfortable at No 1 as Elena Rybakina finally enters the top 10
Your WTA Rankings after the 2023 Australian Open.
ATP Rankings: Novak Djokovic on course to break Steffi Graf’s record as he makes biggest-ever jump to No 1
Novak Djokovic back at No 1.
Stefanos Tsitsipas sings different tune after Novak Djokovic GOAT remark – ‘I don’t want to give the whole title to him’
Stefanos Tsitsipas has a different take on GOAT debate.
How difficult is ‘crazy’ Novak Djokovic to deal with? His coach Goran Ivanisevic shares his thoughts
“I understand how he feels. I understand the emotions,” says Goran Ivanisevic about Novak Djokovic’s outbursts.