Karolina Pliskova, women’s world number 2 player, has hired Daniel Vallverdu to be her new coach. The news comes after recently Pliskova parted with her former coach and ex-Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez.
Martinez has now begun working with fellow Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, while Pliskova hopes that working with Vallverdu will help her win her first Grand Slam singles title.
Karolina Pliskova wants Grand Slam title
In fact, the Czech representative has already reached one Grand Slam final in 2016, when she lost the US Open final to German tennis player Angelique Kerber.
Pliskova has won a total of 15 singles titles in her career so far, including 4 WTA titles this year. And Venezuelan coach Daniel Vallverdu comes with great experience, having coached players like Stan Wawrinka, Andy Murray, Juan Del Potro, and Grigor Dimitrov in the past.
Vallverdu was also the head coach for the British Olympic tennis team in 2012. During his coaching career, he was also voted by the body of ATP coaches to act as the Coaches representative in the ATP Player Council in 2018.
The 33-year old coach has been an inspiration for his clients so far. Andy Murray won his first Olympic Gold medal in 2012 under the guidance of Vallverdu. He then led Grigor Dimitrov to his first Masters 1000 win beating Nick Kyrgios in the Final at the Cincinnati Masters 2017, followed by the ATP Finals title in November, ultimately leading the Bulgarian to a career-high ranking of No. 3 by the end of 2017.