Interview of the Day : KRISTYNA PLISKOVA Czech Republic

28 September 2016

Currently ranked 100 in the WTA rankings 24  year  old  Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic played some stunning tennis to record the lone upset of the day ousting fifth ranked and 78th ranked Kurumi Nara of Japan in straight sets

She spoke to the Tashkent Open Media team after her upset win

About Her win today ?

I excepted a tough match , I Served very  well (Hit 9 Aces ) , My ground stokes found the right  angles. I  was playing  confidently  today .

About making it to the quarter finals ?

I'm happy to Break my jinx  and move into the quarterfinals , This  win here today will help me defend major points  . I will have easy start to the year next year and also probably make it to my best ranking .

Getting Back to the singles mode ?

I have good results in the doubles , but  struggled a bit in the singles , I have a new coach  since Dalian and he has been very  positive and changed my thinking and  has helped me. I have Played some good singles this year , currently I'm playing solid tennis     

I'm very confident about my service it's my favorite stroke . I like to serve hard and normally get speeds up to 180kmph outdoor and 200kmph indoors.

About her Tashkent trip ?
I lost in first round last year and didn't have time to go around , but now that I'm here for four days  , I have been moving around . I feel it's a great city to be in , I will surely take back  good memories of the city ,  

About Tennis development in her Country ?

A Lot of people  are playing tennis in Czech Republic , the coaches are good , conducive to tennis , we will have great history and am looking forward to many more good players coming out of the country.


Kirsten
Flipkens

Date of Birth: 10 Jan 1986
Birthplace: Geel, Belgium
Height: 5’ 5" (1.65 m)
Plays: Right-handed
WTA Singles Ranking – 72 (As of August 14, 2017)



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