Surprising move by Karolina Pliskova. The Czech tennis player, who dropped down to the fourth place in the rankings after the US Open, split with her coach David Kotyza, who worked with Petra Kvitova in the past, ahead of the important Asian swing.
They had started working together in December 2016 and got some good results winning three titles (Brisbane, Doha, Eastbourne) and reaching the Roland Garros semi-finals. 'Thank you to Mr. Kotyza for all what he did for me,' Pliskova said through a statement. 'However, in some ways our opinions and points of view were different.
We didn't agree on how to develop my next strategy of game.' Pliskova's fiance, Michal Hrdlička, said that the new coach will be announced within 2018. 'Now the priority is to end the season in Singapore which is the peak of the season.' ALSO READ: Karolina Pliskova: 'Being world no.
2 doesn't change anything' .