The final of the Italian Open 2021, in Rome turned out to be a real nightmare for Karolina Pliskova. The Czech tennis player played one of the worst, if not the worst of her games of her life and scored a double 6-0. The triumph was Iga Swiatek, winner of the last edition of Roland Garros. Pliskova made more than 20 free mistakes and only scored 13 of the total 64 points.
In the press conference Karolina said: “It wasn’t my day. You played at an excellent level; while I was very far from my best level ”, Pliskova explained at the press conference. I felt terrible and have never been able to feel good on thecourt. Congratulations to my opponent for the great match she played. She played aggressively and undoubtedly deserved the victory.
It’s hard to lose a final in less than 50 minutes, but I’ll try not to think about it. She is very strong and plays very well on this surface. There aren’t many other things to talk about. It’s hard to be positive at a time like this, but 46 bad minutes doesn’t have to ruin a week of great work. I will try to forget about this match as quickly as possible.”
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The Polish player, on the other hand, said: “Winning here is a great experience for me. We can say that this tournament can be divided into two phases, a very complicated first part where I was sick and thought I could not compete but as the races as they passed I felt better and concentrated on the match.
I had a great staff around me who told me not to worry and to avoid everything. I think that playing two games in one day paradoxically helped me, maybe I was more tired but I found a very competitive pace that did me well also in the final and helped me win against Pliskova.”
The Czech, speaking of her calendar, finally explained that she will participate directly in Roland Garros and that she will try to do the best of her to redeem the bad defeat suffered in Rome.