Plíšková Sends Kids on Vacation, Going to Face Dart in Wimbledon
Karolína Plíšková donated 100,000 CZK (approx. 3,800 EUR) to the Sluneční paprsek (“Sunray”) charity organization managed by a pediatrician and oncologist Dr Pavel Boček. The Czech is now going to play in Wimbledon, where she would like to improve her career maximum – the second round.
Thanks to the Sluneční paprsek charity, one hundred children who suffered from an oncological disease will spend their vacation by the sea. “I’m glad I could help children who suffered from a serious disease,” said Plíšková, who continues in her previous acts of charity in which she supported the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at the Motol University Hospital in Prague with her aces.
The handover of the check took place at the Sokol Dolní Počernice tennis club, the home club of the fourteen-year-old Štěpán, who not only overcame a brain tumor, but also plays tennis. Along with his clubmates they hit the ball with Karolína. It was an amazing experience for the children. “Štěpán is a very enthusiastic tennis player, he really wants to get better and I’m happy I could hit the ball with him for a while,” said Karolína Plíšková, who is now going to play at the third Grand Slam of the season, the famous Wimbledon.
So far she has never made it through the second round on grass in London, so this year she would like to improve her career best there. In the first round she is going to face Harriet Dart of England, who beat her sister Kristýna in Eastbourne this week.