LONDON, Great Britain - Karolina Pliskova admits having a twin sister on tour has its benefits as the pair have made a duel assault on Wimbledon.
The younger sister by two minutes, No.3 seed Karolina prepared for Wimbledon with a title at the Aegon International in Eastbourne last week and has made at least the quarterfinals in her last three Grand Slams, while Kristyna recently reached a career-high ranking of world No.44 thanks to her maiden title in Tashkent last October and a runner-up spot at home in Prague this year.
Both twins won their opening matches at Wimbledon this year, with Kristyna upsetting No.31 seed Roberta Vinci in straight sets. Though the older sister fell to Maria Sakkari in round two, Karolina will seek to keep the family flag flying today against Magdalena Rybarikova - and she admits the pair rely on each other for support on the tour.
"I think it's very special - there are not many twins, not many sisters on the tour," Karolina told wtatennis.com during a photoshoot. "It's good to have somebody you can talk to. Thank God we have phones so we can talk every day. We talk pretty much always."