Out of all the players competing in the AKRON WTA Finals Guadalajara 2021, Karolina Pliskova has won the most titles (16 total), she is the tallest (1.86m) and she is the oldest (29-years-old) in the draw. She is also only one of two players who has achieved the number one ranking in the world.
Pliskova reached the number one ranking in singles in July of 2017 and held that ranking for 9 weeks. By contrast, she has not won any titles this season, nor has Pliskova wi=on any of the top titles in the world like a Grand Slam or WTA Finals.
The Czech has reached the semifinals in her last three WTA Finals appearances from 2017 to 2019. This year will be her fifth time in a row competing for a chance to lift the trophy.
Pliskova’s serve is one of her strongest weapons; she is the leader in the number of aces on the circuit with 364 this season. Pliskova managed to qualify in the Guadalajara Finals after reaching three finals on three different surfaces this season: Rome on clay (lost to Swiatek), Wimbledon on grass (lost to Barty) and Montreal on hard court (lost to Giorgi).
Born in the city of Louny, the “Ace Queen” is currently ranked number four in the world rankings. After she lost in Indian Wells, she re-directed her focus to the AKRON WTA Finals. She took the decision to not play the Billie Jean King Cup in her home country to be able to prepare for the prestigious event in Zapopan.