“That’s a big deal,” Plíšková said of the progress among the top four players at an online press conference. “Especially after the poor results in the preparatory tournaments. I feel a bit like a dream. I believed I would find my game, and I’m happy it worked out here.”
During the tournament, she repeated that she remained positive despite the insignificant results, because she played well in training. But she did not expect to advance to the semifinals. “It was hard to believe that I would be successful after the previous unsuccessful weeks at Wimbledon. Fortunately, I managed to stay in my own bubble. My team, which remains fine regardless of the results, also helped me.”
And she also takes success as the satisfaction that she has not stopped believing. “Although I was so well mentally and physically, but if there was no result and it was still lost, then it would be hard to be positive. Fortunately, I kept it and fortunately now came a better result. At least it was confirmed to me that even if it does not work , I don’t have to play a super tournament every time, “said the world thirteen.
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He can be proud of participating in the semifinals of all grand slam tournaments, which was the last of the Czech players to be proven by Tomáš Berdych. Two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitová, for example, is missing the US Open semifinals. “I’m glad I’ve done it here. It wasn’t the goal, but I know a lot of people said, ‘Then you’ll get to the semifinals in Paris and not at Wimbledon. How is that possible?’ I’m glad that it matched me and I have it in all four grand slams, “said Plíšková.
For many, Wimbledon is the best and most sacred grand slam. Plíšková doesn’t have the London tournament in love that much. She didn’t take him at his mercy even after advancing to the semifinals. “Not yet,” she admitted with a smile, adding, “And maybe it helps me. By hating him, no, that’s a strong word that I don’t like him, that’s why I’m doing so well now. But of course it’s better now. , “added Plíšková.
She is now missing two prizes for the coveted grand slam title. However, the finalist of the US Open 2016 is not yet seen alongside the Wimbledon champions. “I’m still a long way from the title, so I don’t imagine my name on the list of winners,” said the former world number one.
He knows very well that he has the hardest work ahead of him. He will compete for the finals with the second seed of the world number four, Aryna Sabalenková. She played with Belarus twice and lost both matches in 2018 on the grass in Eastbourne and on the hard surface in Cincinnati after a fight in three sets.
|Karolina Pliskova||Name and surname||Aryna Sabalenková|
|March 21, 1992, Louny||Date and place of birth||May 5, 1998, Minsk|
|186 cm||Height||182 cm|
|16||WTA titles (singles)||10|
|finals of the US Open 2016||The best result at the grand slam||Wimbledon 2021 semifinals|
|20:12||This year’s balance on the WTA circuit||34:10|
|20 973 860||Prize money (in dollars)||8 053 962|
“I remember both matches, I even had matchwords in Cincinnati,” Plíšková recalled, adding to Sabalenková’s play: “It’s such a lure with her. The base will be a service. It will be a big match, I’m not expecting anything easy. there probably isn’t anyone easy. “