Much has been made of the Czech's big serve in the past but she's now added more to her game, as evidenced last season when she reached her first Grand Slam final at the US Open and pushed eventual champion Angelique Kerber all the way.
It was the first time in 18 Grand Slam main-draw appearances that she had gone beyond round three and with that monkey off her back, she can be expected to challenge for the game's biggest prizes.
The effort in New York helped Pliskova reach a career-high ranking of fifth, while she also played her part in the Czech Republic's Fed Cup triumph.
A flying start to 2017 has seen her win the title in Brisbane and suggests plenty more success will follow this season.
Pliskova, a winner in Nottingham last summer, could well be a contender at a decent price here.