Muchová became the third player to turn the first two participations in the All England Club into a place in the quarterfinals, but she has not made it yet. Against the winner of the 2018 London grass tournament, Kerberová used only one of the eight breakballs and lost in sets 2: 6 and 3: 6.
“I didn’t quite manage it tactically. I played the first balloons on her hand and she chased me right away. She played angles, she has the best. I knew the match would be longer, there would be longer exchanges, and I wanted to be more patient than “I was in the end. It was in my head,” Muchova said.
Karolína Muchová in the quarterfinal match of Wimbledon with Angelique Kerberová.
Alastair Grant, ČTK / AP
She boarded the court with her left leg bandaged. “We started to feel it a bit in the round of 16,” she said, reminding her of Monday’s duel. “After the warm-up, it was nice, but I slipped twice in the second game and I jerked a little. I have it stretched and then my leg limited me a lot,” she said.
For the second time this year, she theoretically lost a better result at the grand slam due to a health handicap. “Unfortunately, this was the case in both cases, which is sad,” the Olomouc native regretted. In the semifinals of the Australian Open, she played in Melbourne in February with a torn abdominal muscle.
That’s why he wants to work on his condition in the future, which went down in the treatment of the abdominal muscle. “I had a break for three months, I couldn’t do much, so my condition dropped. But we did a good fitness block in front of Wimbledon, which helped me, and we felt better on the court here. But I don’t know what my percentage might be. I can still get better physically, “she said.
If she plays without restrictions, she is predicted to be dangerous in grand slams. “I think I can play well at everyone,” Muchová believes. He does not have a clear favorite among the big four tournaments. But the truth is that Wimbledon is one of the most popular. “Of course it’s special, it’s faster and it suits me a little better. But I also like New York and I’m looking forward to it, I also like Australia and I’m looking for a way to like Paris as well. I hope to find it. I think “that when everything comes together, I have a chance at all grand slams.”