Not many female tennis players withdrew from the Rio Olympics contrary of what happened in men's singles where 21 of the top-50 players were absent. One of the WTA top players, who missed the event, was Karolina Pliskova, who had said she was afraid of the Zika virus.
Now after the end of the event and after her win in Cincinnati, she's admitted in a roundabout way that the Zika was not the main reason why she did not play in Rio.
'Definitely for me, it would not have been possible to play in the Olympics. I don't know how I would have played there, but it would have been something different for me to go there, tiring as well.
Even with the flights it wasn't easy for the girls to get here and then to play, so I'm really happy for the decision what I made. You just can see that it paid off. Just have to say that Angie, she has a really good fitness and strength conditioning that she made it.
She played the final there and the final here. She's just too good,' she revealed in her press conference after her win over the German, on Sunday. ALSO READ: RIO OLYMPICS: Rafael Nadal Inspires Brazilian Men's Volleyball Team to Win their First Olympic Gold Medal