Players Are Tired During The Fall But Keep Going

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Many of the players are already tired and they want to go home and have a long rest. But in the fall, there is a tremendous number of tournaments.

The four Grand Slams are already done now, but the Davis Cup and Fed Cup finals have yet to be completed, with the ATP Finals and the WTA Finals. The veterans have been this before, starting in the first week of January and could play until the beginning of December. They really never stop.

The 23-year-old Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic currently ranks No. 12, but she is not thrilled being in Asia this week. She has played a ton this season and while she would love to reach the WTA Final in Singapore, she wouldn’t mind lying down and kicking her feet up. She is very likely to be asked by her captain to play the Fed Cup final in Prague, November 15-16. Overall, she likes Asia, so she is hoping that she can wake up.

“I think the best thing of this Asian tour is it’s the last tour of the year,” said Pliskova with a laugh. “The year’s pretty long. We were traveling quite a lot. Sometimes you just feel tired.  I know this is the last four tournaments for me, so there is still Fed Cup, which I have at home, and there might be Zhuhai or Singapore.  For me, I felt a little bit more tired than I felt in the beginning of the year. I’m really happy this is the last two what I have this year.  On the other hand I always love to come back to Asia. I always had great results here. I’m going to enjoy the last three tournaments and see what happens.”

Last week the WTA tournaments were in Tokyo, Japan, Guangzhou, China and Korea. This week it’s in Wuhan, China, and next week it’s in Beijing, Tiajin and Hong Kong.  Asia – or China – will take a week off and then Singapore will begin, October 25-November. It’s a long season, but they can’t just go home without one more push.

“For me it’s always like I’ve been in Asia many times so I know what to expect,” Pliskova said.  “For me it’s little bit hard with the food only here, but the other things are fine. I know I’ve been quite long on the Road to Singapore. But right now I think I’m out of the Road. When [Flavia] Pennetta won the US Open, she’s automatically there, which is not good thing for me. There’s still three tournaments to go, maybe four. I’ll do my best to make it. It was my goal in the end of this year to make it there. If I won’t make it, I won’t be that sad.”

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