Karolina Pliskova suggests Wimbledon is the trickiest Grand Slam in terms of preparation and added a player like Elena Rybakina can have a lot of success at The Championships. Pliskova, 31, made her first Wimbledon final in 2021 before suffering a three-set defeat to Ashleigh Barty.
The grass season starts the day after the French Open concludes and making a switch from clay to grass is definitely not easy. Also, the fact that Wimbledon starts just four weeks after the French Open concludes doesn't help either.
Last year, 23-year-old Rybakina - who has a big and powerful game - had her game clicking for two weeks straight at Wimbledon and it resulted in the Kazakh winning her first Grand Slam.
Pliskova on why Rybakina can have a lot of success at Wimbledon
"I feel like you have just two, three weeks, so it just have to be the timing, you have to be, you just have to time also like your shape in that year, to have couple matches that year already that you won and just to feel good.
Because then you have two tournaments and then you have Wimbledon. Some players, they just play one. You try one tournament and then you go straight to Grand Slam. I feel like there is not enough time to really like find the timing.
I think sometimes can be lucky. Sometimes you just, of course, like Wimbledon is a tournament where you can play, you can close your eyes and you can, I mean, win it. You know, not like Rybakina would do it, but for players like this, which are playing aggressive, I think that's the tournament where she can have really good two weeks and she can easily win it," Pliskova said, via Sportskeeda.
Earlier this year, Rybakina made her second Grand Slam final at the Australian Open. Rybakina is now widely recognized as one of the best in the game and she will definitely be among the top favorites for the Wimbledon title.