Following her 7-6(1) 7-5 victory against World No. 31 Petra Martic in the French Open quarterfinals, young Czech talent Marketa Vondrousova shared her post-victory thoughts, “It's not happening every day, right? I'm just really happy with my game.
And it was a very tough match for me. I beat her for my first time in my life, so it's amazing”. The 19-year-old saved three set points in the opener, which she then took with a tie-break, “I wasn't thinking I'm down three set points.
I just tried to focus on my game and play it point by point. It was great. [...] I just wanted to play more aggressive. Because she's a great player and you have to play aggressive to, like, win the point. I think that was the key in the first set”.
“It's very good I beat her in this tournament,” Vondrousova said, referring to her 0-4 head-to-head score against the Croat, which she broke this Monday. “I mean, I was waiting for this to happen, like, five matches, so it's great it happened here”.
When asked if she somehow related her experience to that of Jelena Ostapenko, 2017 Roland Garros champion at 19 years old, the Czech explained, “Yeah, she did amazing thing. She was the same age as me. It's very tough to win those matches and win seven matches in a row.
It's like a dream now, and I'm just very happy”. Vondrousova’s last obstacle before the final is the British Johanna Konta. The pair are one win to one.