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No. 2 Pliskova hires Vallverdu as coach

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PRAGUE (AP) World No. 2 Karolina Pliskova has hired Daniel Vallverdu as coach to replace Conchita Martinez.

Vallverdu, who previously was part of the coaching teams of Andy Murray, Stanislas Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin Del Potro, will aim to help Pliskova succeed at Grand Slams.

Her best so far at the major tournaments was the US Open final in 2016, when she lost to Angelique Kerber.

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