Krejcikova: "Final? I've always wanted to play this kind of matches"



by   |  VIEW 2215

Krejcikova: "Final? I've always wanted to play this kind of matches"

Barbora Krejcikova reached the first women's singles Grand Slam final of her career by beating Maria Sakkari in a real battle. The Czech tennis player canceled a match point in the ninth game with a brave slap on the fly and she was then good at not being influenced by the three match points wasted on 7-6.

Krejcikova , in the press-conference, said: "It was a really complicated game, very tough. Maria was very good and is a great player. Also, I know that she is a fighter: in fact she played well. Yes, there have been many ups and downs; then I told myself that I had to fight until the last point.

I think we both deserved the win for the way we played, but only one can win and I'm happy that it was me. Now I have the chance to play a new game in this tournament. The final? I've always wanted to play these kinds of games, these tournaments with great opponents and reach the utmost rounds.

It was always my goal, it just took a little time.

Krejcikova and Sakkari's words

It actually took me a while, but I think this is the right time because I feel good mentally and physically, I have matured a lot in the last few months.

In this moment I feel a lot of emotions and it is difficult for me to explain and describe what I feel." Sakkari, on her part, admitted that she was disappointed. However, the Greek tennis player can't wait to play the next tournaments after this wonderful experience.

She said: "I'll be honest: I was very nervous. I started thinking I was only one point away from the final. It was a rookie mistake. The good thing is if I gave myself a chance to be in this situation. It was just that, a little bit of stress, a little bit of passivity in my game.

I haven't tried. I didn't play aggressively. Especially the important points, I played them thinking more about defending than attacking. I couldn't find a way to get her serve again after 5-5. They are human emotions, it is true. But from there I will learn "