Karolina Pliskova’s 3 Tattoos: Their Meanings and All You Need to Know About Them

Published 07/09/2021, 5:50 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 8, 2021 Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova during her semi final match against Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka REUTERS/Toby Melville


Karolina Pliskova has reached her maiden Wimbledon Championships final, after upsetting number two seed, Aryna Sabalenka. Pliskova will be playing against Ashleigh Barty in the final on Saturday the 10th of July. She will be looking for another upset in the tournament, after her semifinal win.

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Along with being one of the most flamboyant players, the Czech star also has three tattoos on her body.

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The story behind Karolina Pliskova and her tattoos

Karolina Pliskova hails from the Czech Republic and stands at World No. 13 in the WTA rankings. She will be playing her second Grand Slam final since playing in the 2016 US Open.

However, she was already famous for her three tattoos before shining at the Wimbledon Championships.

In an interview with Outside the Ball, Pliskova described the inspiration behind her tattoos. She got her first tattoo on her left arm, back when she was 15 years old. She has one on her left thigh and the other one on her waist. The World No. 13 revealed that the second tattoo on her left thigh is inspired by the Maori tribe of New Zealand. Her whole family shares a similar tattoo.

She got her third tattoo on her waist; it is an ‘M’ sign inked for her husband, Michal Hrdlicka.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 8, 2021 Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova reacts during her semi final match against Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka REUTERS/Toby Melville

Pliskova’s family reacts to her first tattoo

Karolina Pliskova got her first tattoo at the age of 15, as a result of her fascination for tattoos. Her father was okay with her decision; however, her mother did not like it at first.

“My father was fine, but my mom wasn’t really happy with that. But she got over it somehow,” said Pliskova. It was all good at the end, as her mother got a tattoo as well later on when the family decided on the Maori tattoo.

Pliskova beat Aryna Sabalenka in the semifinals, after losing the first set. She fought back for her win, and she will be aiming for a strong performance in the finals as well.

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Can Pliskova win her first Grand Slam title by upsetting Ashleigh Barty?

 

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