Czech Karolina Pliskova commented on her victory over Frenchwoman Alize Cornet in Miami and the upcoming meeting with Yulia Putintseva from Kazakhstan.
“We played at a high level, despite the wind. In the afternoon, the courts became slower, but I served well. Alize had a better match against me. Sometimes it’s hard for me to resist her, because she uses rotation, and then immediately punches flat with backhand. In the first set, I made too many mistakes. I could well have played better, made a break, but root was delaying the draws. I tried not to give up, but after the first set, which lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes, I had a hard time. I was exhausted, but still I managed to get back into the game. But Cornet, on the contrary, began to make mistakes. I added, because now everything depended on me.
As for meeting with Putintseva, I think that she is well prepared. Her style of play is similar to Cornet’s manner. She also uses rotation when hitting with forehand and has a fairly flat backhand. In addition, Yulia works well in defense, but everything will depend on me. I have already beaten her several times, even in Brisbane, where she showed far from the best game. I do not want to run ahead, but if I play confidently, then I will have chances to win. Putintseva will not succeed in killing me with strikes from the back line or aces, but you need to play very well, “- Pliskova tells the press service of the WTA.