World No. 9 Barbora Krejcikova revealed she was preparing to experience a dip in her form after her stunning run to the French Open title. In June, Krejcikova shocked the tennis world when she made captured her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open.
Since then, Krejcikova has been a totally different players, breaking into the top-10 and losing only three matches Since Strasbourg, Krejcikova has won 27 of 30 matches. "It's amazing," Krejcikova said, per the WTA website.
"I mean ... I cannot believe it. I cannot believe it's happening. "I was actually expecting that I was not going to do well after Paris. I was preparing myself mentally. It was a huge two weeks for me. I felt there were a lot of tough situations I had to go through.
After that, I thought I just need to rest. I just felt so exhausted. I played many matches, obviously. "I was preparing myself that maybe I'm not going to be doing that good. I wasn't really thinking about winning or losing or doing a streak, or winning this player or that player.
Every time I step on court I just want to play my best tennis. I want to do the things I'm working on. I just want to play my game. If I do this and I lose, it's ok. It's part of the process."
Krejcikova making progress at the US Open
Krejcikova is now aiming to make a deep run at the US Open as on Friday she saw off Kamilla Rakhimova 6-4 6-2 to make the third round at Flushing Maedows.
"I hope it's obvious from me and my attitude that when I step on court I really enjoy it and that I have a lot of fun out there. I just want to perform the best tennis and every time I step on court, improve as a player," Krejcikova said.
"For me, being here, having this chance, it's unbelievable. It's actually unbelievable. I never expected that I could be this high and play on this stage."