Ace queen Karolina Pliskova overcame Madison Brengle in three sets on a rainy start to Day 4 at the Australian Open, moving into the Third Round. She beat the American 4-6, 6-1, 6-0. "This match had a little bit of everything," Pliskova said during her on-court interview.
"Some breaks, some good tennis, and some bad mistakes from me too. The first set wasn't very good from my side, but she played some good points and was very solid." "I got a little bit frustrated, but she played great," she said later on in the conference.
"She was using my pace, which she always does, but I think the conditions were good for her here. The balls are fast, and so is the court, so she used her backhand a lot. I made more mistakes than I should, but I refocused and tried to be more aggressive, because I didn't want to miss or overplay at the beginning.
Once I found the way I wanted to play, it worked." She then made an interesting point about playing three sets, saying, "If you have some three-setters under your belt, it always helps, especially if you win them or fight from a set and breaks down - as I did in Brisbane.
That gave me some positive thinking today. I knew if I'm there, she cannot hurt me that much. I tried to focus and close more points at the net. Overall, I like to play three sets. I win a lot of them!" ALSO READ
Stefanos Tsitsipas reflects on tough AO win over qualifier Viktor Troicki