Krystina Pliskova, the identical twin sister of world no. 3 Karolina Pliskova, says that with an inreasing number of female tennis players achieving success in their 30s, she hopes that her best tennis is still ahead of her.
In an interview to Khaleej Times in Dubai where she was playing in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Pliskova says, "The women's tennis is different now than what it was 10 or 15 years ago. Martina Hingis was 14 or 15 when she played her first Grand Slam.
I think the time is now different. I think now you need to get more experience. I don't think for someone who is 15 now it is possible to win Grand Slams. So that gives me hope because I am now 24 and I think I can be great when I am 26 or 27." The left-hander is ranked in the 50s and also says that the two sisters may play doubles together in the Grand Slams in the future.
"For her, it's tough to play doubles now. She is the world number three in singles now. So it's tough to manage both singles and doubles for her. I believe you will see us again, but I don't know when. Maybe you can see us in the Grand Slams.
I don't think she wants to play many doubles matches, but in the Grand Slams maybe she would like to play. We haven't really talked about it seriously yet but for sure one day we will come back." Pliskova beat 16th seeded Roberta Vinci in the first round in Dubai and was beaten by American Lauren Davis in the second round in three sets.