Pliskova Happy To Be In The Top 10

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The Czech Petra Kvitova has won two majors at Wimbledon. Another one of her fellow countrywoman Lucie Safarova reached a major for the first time in 2015 at the French Open. Now here comes Karolina Pliskova, who will reach the Top 10 next week.

This will be the first time in WTA history that three Czech players are in the Top 10 at the same time.

Pliskova says that Kvitova and Safarova have helped them tremendously, especially at the Fed Cup. Now she wants to go deep at the majors, especially at the upcoming US Open.

Pliskova has already played 15 tournaments this season, and she did play some stand out ball.

She beat the former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka in Brisbane, and she reached the Sydney final, before losing to Kvitova in a very tight match. She was disappointed after she lost in the third round of the Australian Open.

The tall Pliskova reached the final of Dubai, beating Ana Ivanovic, Lucie Safarova, and Garbine Muguruza before losing to Simone Halep. She won Prague,  but then she was knocked out early at the French Open.

She feels like she is right there, by the time she gets tired at the Slams.

“It has been a little pressure from me,” she said. “It was a new thing. I was playing really well at the tournaments before the Grand Slams. Maybe I came a little tired and now this time maybe I will do preparations before the US Open. Also, this is the first time I am seeded and that is different. I am getting used to it and hopefully next year,  I will be different.”

The powerful  Pliskova has knocked out a number of big hitters, and she says that she is much faster and stronger than she was two years ago. But the 22 year old admits that she can become  nervous at the most important tournaments. After she lost CoCo Vandeweghe in the second round of Wimbledon, she was very upset.

“I was really disappointed at Wimbledon because I expected more and it was tough against CoCo, who played great, but even then I was expecting better results,” Pliskova said. “I expected better results in Paris, but I have more chances to go and at the US Open, hard courts is my favorite, I cannot wait to get there because it’s my favorite.”

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