Two-time Wim­ble­don champ Kvi­tova, Pliskova ex­change coaches

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Two-time Wim­ble­don cham­pion Pe­tra Kvi­tova has hired Karolina Pliskova’s for­mer coach, and Pliskova hired Kvi­tova’s for­mer coach. The 11th-ranked Kvi­tova will now work with Jiri Vanek, who parted ways with Pliskova last month. The sixth-ranked Pliskova, mean­while, has hired David Ko­tyza, whose seven-year part­ner­ship with Kvi­tova ended in Jan­uary. With Vanek, who joined her in 2014, Pliskova jumped into the top 10 and reached the US Open fi­nal. Dur­ing her seven years with Ko­tyza, Kvi­tova won 17 WTA ti­tles, in­clud­ing Wim­ble­don in 2011 and 2014. But she was strug­gling af­ter their split, and for­mer dou­bles spe­cial­ist Fran­tisek Cer­mak, who was coach­ing her from April un­til Septem­ber, didn’t change that much.

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