Who is Karolina Pliskova's husband? Wimbledon finalist wed 'bad boy' in secret ceremony
Czech tennis star Karolina Pliskova will be facing Ashleigh Barty at her career's maiden Wimbledon final on July 10, 2021. The 29-year-old tennis star has displayed brilliant form throughout the tournament and is eyeing her first Grand Slam win. With a win over Barty, former world number one Pliskova can regain her way back into the top 10 rankings. At present, she is positioned at number 13 among the WTA singles rankings.
Perhaps her biggest supporter for a Wimbledon win at the moment is her husband Michal Hrdlicka, a renowned sports analyst, and TV presenter. The doting husband serves as Pliskova's manager as well. The duo started dating back in 2016 and had their fair share of ups and downs owing to Hrdlicka's notorious bad boy image. But, presently, the pair appears to be very much in love as they keep sharing romantic photos with each other on social media. Together, the beautiful and fierce tennis icon and the handsome broadcaster do make a picture-perfect couple.
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Who is Karolina Pliskova's husband?
Michal Hrdlicka currently appears regularly on the O2 TV Sports channel as a presenter and commentator. He reached the pinnacle of success in his career with TV Nova in the past but was fired from the network after controversial videos of him surfaced online in 2016.
Born on December 9, 1988, in Prague, Hrdlicka played soccer in his early youth. But, he was stopped short from playing professionally by an unfortunate knee injury. He later became a sports commentator and presenter and joined TV Nova in 2009. In 2013, Hrdlicka started dating his colleague Lucie Borhyova, who is ten years older than him. They broke up in 2014, the same year they had their daughter Linda.
In spring 2016, Hrdlicka was linked with Karolina Pliskova. The two first met in 2015 at a night out, when Pliskova was celebrating her victory at the Fed Cup. Soon afterward, she claimed to have fallen in love with him, especially swooned by his sense of humor. Despite Hrdlicka being perceived as attractive by viewers, Pliskova once joked that she did not like him so much in the club, but she found him cute on TV.
In 2016, Hrdlicka got embroiled in the biggest controversy of his career that set him back. A video surfaced online that showed him intoxicated and urinating on the streets in Karlovy Vary, a city in the Czech Republic. He was also being intimate with other women while in an inebriated state. The video led to his termination from TV Nova.
Despite the scandal, Pliskova and Hrdlicka appeared to be going strong in their relationship. During a press conference at the 2017 US Open, they announced their engagement, only after a reporter questioned about the ring on her finger.
Though they shared cozy photos with each other all the time with sweet captions, they kept their wedding under wraps for more than a year. Later, in 2018, they exchanged wedding vows at an elaborate ceremony in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Ever since then, their married life has been devoid of any controversies or scandals.