Karolina Pliskova is one of those few players who reached the world number one in rankings at a time when she hadn’t won a Grand Slam. Her performances in non-majors, however, have been sterling and here you can look to get all the information about Karolina Pliskova’s racquet along with its specifications, customization and other players.
Pliskova’s crowning moment came in 2017 when she became the world number one having finished the runner-up at the US Open the previous season.
The US Open final was followed by back to back semifinal appearances at the Sunshine Open – at both Indian Wells and Miami – in 2017 and a semifinal at the French Open meant her consistent performances were rewarded with the pole position on the WTA charts.
Over the years, Pliskova has made it to the quarterfinals and semifinals at the Grand Slam multiple times and been a finalist at the Miami Open, while winning the titles at the Italian Open and the Cincinnati Open – both WTA Premier 5 tournaments.
Pliskova had shot to fame when in 2010 she won the junior’s Australian Open title and then went on to qualify for the French Open two years on where she lost her opener.
Just a year later in 2013, she was winning her first ever WTA title when she lifted the Malaysian Open competition, which began a run of at least one title victory each season till 2020 (at the time of writing).
Four tournament wins in 2019 was her most productive year and even in the pandemic-curtailed 2020, she managed to get herself a title at the Brisbane International.
Pliskova’s playing style revolves around her strong serve – between 2014 and 2019, she has always been in the top two ace-hitter of the season – and her ability to hit powerful groundstrokes resulting in regular winners.
Her net game has been excellent too and this also helps her switch to a serve-and-volley game when needed, but her return points % won is one of the lowest among the top 20 players in the world.
So, Which is Karolina Pliskova’s Racquet?
Karolina Pliskova is a user of the Babolat Pure Drive, one of the ranges that Babolat comes out with for players who aim to extract a lot of power from their groundstrokes. Pliskova uses the Babolat Hybrid Pro Hurricane Tour 17+ VS 16 to string her tennis racquet.
Get the original Babolat Pure Drive racquet specifications below (this is the racquet Pliskova uses).
- Length: 27 in/68.58 cm
- Head Size: 100 sq.in./645.16 sq.cm
- Weight: Strung: 11.2oz/317.5 g
- Tension: 50-59 Pounds
- Balance: 12.99 in/32.99 cm/4 pts HL
- Beam Width: 23 mm/26 mm/23 mm
- Composition: Graphite
- String Pattern: 16 Mains/19 Crosses
- String Tension: 50-60 pounds
Watch the below video reviewing the racquet Karolina Pliskova uses, the Babolat Pure Drive:
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