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Pliskova To Become New World No. 1

Jul 12th 2017
Karolina Pliskova

Despite crashing out at Wimbledon earlier in the week, Karolina Pliskova will be the new world no.1 when the rankings are released next week. Simona Halep would have taken the honor but when she lost to Johanna Konta on Tuesday, Pliskova grabbed the top spot.

I will definitely remember today! Although right now I am not celebrating a victory on the court, I have become the world number one. And this really means a lot to me. Actually, I can’t even realize what I have achieved. I worked very hard, as did all the people around me. Thanks to everyone who believed in me, as well as to those who doubted. Being the world number one is also a big responsibility for me. I’m aware of that and I can promise I will do my best not to disappoint in this role. Hopefully I’ll succeed. Once again I’d like to thank my family, my team of the closest people around me. Without you I wouldn’t be where I am. ❤️–