Karolina Pliskova looks at former Andy Murray coach for the advance of the Grand Slam

BRISBANE: world number two Karolina Pliskova is waiting Andy Murray The former coach can help her take the next step while pointing to a Grand slam Go ahead and claim the top ranking.

The Czech high left Spain's Conchita Martínez in November despite winning four titles in a season in 2019.

Since then, he hired Venezuelan coach Daniel Vallverdu with former Ukrainian Fed Cup player Olga Savchuk, a long-time friend, who also joined his team.

I didn't want to stay where I was, he said Sunday at Brisbane International before opening the new season with the defense of his title.

Of course, the year was excellent. I played some good tournaments, many good matches, and I ended up really so close to the top.

But I felt that there is no way she (Martinez) can help me more, so that's why I changed. Vallverdu previously worked with Murray from 2010 to 2014 and was part of the team led by Ivan Lendl who helped the Scots win Olympic gold and the US Open in 2012, as well as Wimbledon in 2013.

He also had periods with Thomas Berdych and Grigor Dimitrov, but has not worked before with a top-level player.

I think it's also new for him, new for me. But hopefully I think or feel that you can add some good things to me tennis said the 27-year-old, who became the number one in the world in July 2017.

We will see how everything goes in tournaments. I think he will need some time for him, also for me to get used to it.

"But he's a clever guy and it's still tennis . It's not a different sport. Of course, sometimes it looks like it, but it's actually not. So I think he will adapt (to the women's game).

I think I'm pretty easy, on the one hand, hard to work, but on the other hand easy, so I think he won't have problems with me, he added.

While Pliskova has previously attained the sport's top ranking -- now held by Australia's Ashleigh Barty, who is also playing in Brisbane -- she has yet to win a Grand slam .

His best effort was to reach the final of the US Open in 2016, although the next Australian Open It is one of its most successful, reaching the semifinals last year and the fourth in the previous two years.

I really like everything here in Australia. I love the country, I like people. I think the atmosphere here is always excellent, he said in explaining his success in the country.