August 1, 2021

Plíšková fulfilled the coach’s prediction and is finally looking forward to the big court

Alberto Pezzali, ČTK / AP

In today’s round of 16, Plíšková eliminated Ljudmila Samsonová of Russia without major problems, which she allowed five games. “I served very well. I did everything I had to win. I’m happy with my game, all matches so far have been similar,” she said.

Before Wimbledon, she lost both matches on the grass. She recorded the best result of the year on clay in Rome, where she reached the final. In London, however, she repeatedly stated that she was not stressed from the results. “I thought positively and felt good because I was quite busy. Logically, successful matches came. I hope it will last for a while,” said the former world number one.

In the past, she had often heard that she could succeed in a grand slam. “That it will be my tournament. And it didn’t work out. I don’t believe that kind of word,” Plíšková said. This time, her coach Bajin mainly believed in a good tournament. “He had said the week before that it would work out this time because the training was really good. Fortunately, it kept me going all the time. I’m glad I’m still keeping up with the level and solidity.”

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So far, she has played all the matches in the smaller courts of the All England Club. “I wasn’t very happy with that. I didn’t win Wimbledon, so I won’t compare myself to the girls who won it and play in the center, number one or even two or three. But to play as the eighth seed on court number twelve? I played almost all the matches. on stupid courts, which I don’t think is right. But somehow it doesn’t surprise me from this tournament, “said Plíšková.

As he progresses to the quarterfinals, he can be sure that he will reach one of the two main courts on Tuesday. And he can look forward to a full auditorium. “Of course I’m looking forward to it, because I like big courts. I’ve already played at number one and in the center and played quite good matches there,” said Plíšková.

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