Pliskova adds Martinez to coaching team for US Open

World number eight Karolina Pliskova and Conchita Martinez will team up for the upcoming major at Flushing Meadows.

World number eight Karolina Pliskova   -  Getty Images

Karolina Pliskova will work with Conchita Martinez during the US Open after adding the Spanish great to her coaching staff in a bid to win a maiden grand slam.

Pliskova and Martinez – Spain's former Fed Cup and Davis Cup captain – will team up for the upcoming major at Flushing Meadows, with the world number eight planning to resume working with new coach Rennae Stubbs afterwards.

A grand slam title has proved elusive for former world number one and Czech star Pliskova, who reached the 2016 US Open final, while the 26-year-old advanced to last year's French Open semifinals, having twice been a quarterfinalist at the Australian Open.

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"I was in California last week, and I've just landed today in New York to start working with Karolina. Tomorrow, Friday, we'll go out on the practice court and start training together," 1994 Wimbledon champion Martinez said in a statement Thursday.

Pliskova, who has one title to her name this year via Stuttgart, was a shock first-round casualty at the WTA Connecticut Open in New Haven this week. She will meet Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas in the opening round of the US Open.