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.
Date of Birth: 07 SEP 1984
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5’ 7 3/4" (1.72 m)
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