Czech tennis player Karolina Pliskova spoke about her state of health on the eve of the start of the tournament in Dubai.
“Of course, now I’m not ready for one hundred percent, but at least the illness doesn’t bother me anymore. However, when I go out on the court, it feels like I spent three days in bed. My physical form is far from ideal. Fortunately, the strength of my blows did not diminish.
At the Doha competition I got a disgusting net. Even if I managed to win one match, I would have two or three weeks after that. In the end, the title went to Eliza Mertens, so this was definitely not my net.
We often discuss toss with other girls. For example, with Halep and Wozniacki. With Simona, we talked in Melbourne that the bottom half of the grid was lighter than the top. In the first round, she played with Kanepi, then the Williams sisters could stand in her way.
Once Caro complained that at the start of the US Open she got Stosur. Immediately clear when you have a bad grid. Of course, no one looks too far away, but even the first matches can be very tough. However, we are just talking about it, nothing more. Although there are athletes who are always lucky with the net. But I would not like to mention them.
Sometimes you have to beat five or six opponents from the Top 10 or those who went there before. This is not at all the same thing as playing with a debutante. For example, in Dubai I can meet with Cibulkova. This is definitely not an easy walk.
I understand that I can win at the top tennis players. Before the match I have no thoughts about losing. Moreover, it is interesting to me to resist strong rivals. But there are too many such matches on the “majors”, the WTA press service quotes Priskova.