In addition, Pliskova’s season highlights include a runner-up finish at the Miami Open presented by Itaú and quarterfinal appearances at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells), Rogers Cup presented by National Bank (Toronto) and the Western & Southern Open (Cincinnati).
“It’s always a goal of mine to qualify for the WTA Finals, and I’m proud to have done it for my fourth time,” said Pliskova. “I look forward to competing against the best players of the season and exploring the city of Shenzhen.”
Pliskova has secured her fourth consecutive singles qualification at the WTA Finals, the longest active streak, as a two-time semifinalist in 2017, falling to eventual champion Caroline Wozniacki, and 2018, falling to eventual runner-up Sloane Stephens. In 2016, she also qualified in both singles and doubles, partnering with Julia Goerges in the doubles field.
Known as the ‘Ace Queen’ across the Tour, Pliskova has led the WTA in aces served in three of the last four years (2015, 2016, 2017). She continues to lead the aces leaderboard with a total of 455 struck thus far in 2019, including 32 this week in Zhengzhou. Earlier this season, she achieved the milestone of 500 career wins by defeating two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka en route to her title in Rome. She currently holds the most wins on Tour this season with 49, ahead of Ashleigh Barty (45) and Kiki Bertens (43).