Courtesy of Tomas Penicka
Twin sisters Annika, left, and Kristina Penickova hold the trophies they won in October at the Manteca Open. Annika placed second in the under-12 girls singles division and Kristina came in third.
Some twins might claim to share telepathy, though it’s difficult to prove that a bond that strong exists. Tennis-playing twins Annika and Kristina Penickova don’t claim to have the ability to read each other’s minds, but they certainly understand one another on the court.
Annika, a righty, and Kristina, a lefty, are not only sisters, but also teammates. They often play as a doubles team and said being twins – and having different dominant arms – works to their advantage by letting them cover the court more efficiently.