Barbora Strycova: 'I don't have fear of Serena Williams'

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Barbora Strycova: 'I don't have fear of Serena Williams'

Barbora Strycova is looking forward to face Serena Williams in the Wimbledon semifinals on Thursday. The Czech player said: "I don’t have fear. I just will go there Thursday and I will try to play my game. Of course, I don’t have such power like Serena, but I have another weapons.

I will try to use them as much as I can. I will enjoy. I have really at this point nothing to lose. So I am not really scared to play her. I just really will try my best and I will fight as much as I can”. Strycova' coach Lukas Dlouhy said: "I never saw a player so talented like Barbora, touch for the ball, covering the court.

She is playing so good on grass. Always loves to be in Wimbledon, she loves this tournament”. Mats Wilander, a seven-time Grand Slam winner, concluded: “I wouldn’t say this match is a formality. You can try and overpower her but it won’t be one-way traffic.

Barbora will force Serena to try many things and move away from Plan A. She might serve and volley, loop the forehand, play drop shots, Serena will face many scenarios during the match”. On what makes Wimbledon unique, Serena said: "There's so many great stadiums and great times and great matches.

I don't think there's too much that compares to Wimbledon. I feel like it is one of the few places where when the match is intense, you can hear a pin drop. It's definitely a special place. So, yeah, it's hard to compare any other tournament to the atmosphere here."