Updates: 10.07.2021 20:05
London – Shortly after losing in the Wimbledon final, tennis player Karolína Plíšková was disappointed, but over time she realized how successful she had been in advancing to the title at the All England Club. It gives her faith that one day she could win a grand slam title.
“The first moment was that I was mega down,” Plíšková described at an online press conference how she was initially defeated 3: 6, 7: 6 and 3: 6 by Ashleigh Barty from Australia. “I don’t want to make a drama out of it, because I take it as a success to get to the Wimbledon final. Of course, it’s disappointing, but on the other hand, it can give me the courage and strength to continue, play and keep fighting.”
Above all, she believes that she has once again proved that it is realistic to win a grand slam title once. “I definitely have more faith now, more trust. More everything for more grand slams. It’s been a while since I was last in the second week of the grand slam. I hope everything will be a little better now. I wish Grandslam and I wished it today “There will be more chances. And I believe it will work out,” she said.
She reiterated that she has great confidence in her current implementation team and especially in coach Sascha Bajin. “He really helped me a lot in the last weeks, months, or the whole time he’s been with me. He believes in me and I believe in it too. I don’t give up,” Plíšková said.
Wimbledon has not yet been one of the favorite grand slams of the Louny native. “I’ve never been good at it, but this time my relationship with him has improved,” she smiled. “He could probably be a little better, but he’s good now and I’m giving him a chance in the future.”
The final with world number one Barty started badly. She lost the first fourteen finings. “It wasn’t an ideal start, rather terrible. On the other hand, Ashleigh played well,” said Plíšková, but gradually turned the match into a worthy match. “I’m all the more proud to have found my way and made it very difficult for her. I wasn’t quite close to winning because she had the upper hand from the beginning of each set, but I made it very difficult for her and that’s valuable to me in the future,” she said.
At the announcement, Plíšková cried after the first sentence. “I was a little more sensitive than usual,” she said. Emotions from the tense finale, a great atmosphere and even the presence of Duchess Kate came to mind. “I thought, crying in the locker room, not on the court. But somehow I couldn’t keep it up.”
She was pleased that there were members of the royal family in the auditorium. She was already watching them when playing before the match. “I’m quite watching them, I’m interested in their history and family,” she said. She also knew that the famous American actor Tom Cruise was among the audience. “And I heard he cheered for me a lot.”
After three weeks in the British bubble, he will now take a few days off. Then she will move to Tokyo, where she will have her first Olympic tournament. “I’m a little disappointed that there won’t be people, which is worse for me. It will be my first Olympics and I hope to play well. I don’t want to stress extra, but play as best I can. A medal would be a dream, but it’s still a long way off. I’m in London. “
Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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