Coach Sascha Bajin Reveals What Surprised Him the Most About Karolina Pliskova

Published 12/25/2020, 10:00 AM EST
Karolina Pliskova of The Czech Republic celebrates a point in the finals match against Madison Keys of the USA during day seven of the 2020 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 12, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)


Former World No.1 Karolina Pliskova didn’t quite have an impressive 2020 tennis season. As a result, she decided to hire a new tennis coach before her upcoming return to the tennis court. Apparently, her new mentor is none other than the renowned German coach Sascha Bajin.

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It has almost been a month since the two started working together and they’ve been doing great so far. Recently, Bajin discovered some interesting character traits in Pliskova. They actually surprised him as he never thought that they would be a part of Pliskova’s personality.

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“I have got to say she’s got jokes. She’s funny. So, I was very very surprised because I have to admit that on the court she doesn’t seem like it,” revealed a cheerful Bajin in an interview.

Bajin definitely got stunned after witnessing Pliskova’s sense of humor and jolly nature. However, her easy-going persona is not a concern for him as the young star is serious wheere it matters i.e. on the tennis court.

It’s also clear that the two have a good time during the training sessions.

“Very happy”- Coach Bajin on getting positive feedback from Karolina Pliskova

Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova in action during her second-round match Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Bajin also said that he was extremely happy about getting some positive feedback from Pliskova.

“Nothing, but really beautiful, positive feedback, like, from her to me. I am very happy,” added the 36-year-old coach.

Bajin will definitely look forward to help Pliskova win some titles in 2021. Although his partnership with Dayana Yastremska didn’t end on a happy note, he would hope to win some Grand Slam titles with Pliskova just like he did with Naomi Osaka.

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Karolina Pliskova will begin her 2021 season at the upcoming Australian Open. She will definitely eye her maiden Grand Slam title in Melbourne after a disappointing show in 2020.

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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