There has been intense debate over whether the WTA is doing enough to promote its young players, with the former world no. Karoline Pliskova intervenes by stating that WTA players often discuss the problem on WhatsApp.
Pliskova is one of the veterans of the tour, having held the world No. 1 spot for a total of eight weeks. Additionally, the 31-year-old has won 16 career titles (16 singles titles), in addition to reaching the final at Wimbledon and the US Open.
When asked if the WTA was doing enough to advance women’s tennis, Pliskova revealed that the topic was frequently discussed in a WhatsApp group created and monitored strictly by the players.
“The girls have groups on WhatsApp, they discuss it,” Pliskova said. “But I don’t comment, changes take time.”
The Czech star ends his career, having reached at least the semi-finals in all four Grand Slam events. Pliskova currently sits at No. 38 in the world in the WTA rankings and added that she would like to spend her time focusing on the rest of her career.
“I don’t want to put any energy into it,” she admitted. “I’m not at the beginning of my career anymore, so it’s beyond me. I just want to play a few more tournaments.”