By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Sunday Might 16, 2021
Karolina Pliskova may solely handle 13 factors towards the blistering recreation of Iga Swiatek in Sunday’s Rome ultimate. Afterwards the Czech was fast to clarify that Sunday was not her day, however she additionally had loads of reward for the sport of her 19-year-old adversary.
“I feel she actually performed nice,” Pliskova mentioned. “You realize, she did not give me something.”
Pliskova had recreation factors as soon as in every set, however even then she was unable to deal with the scintillating shotmaking of Swiatek, who improves to 22-5 on clay in her profession.
“I feel she actually made it extraordinarily troublesome for me to do any level and simply to play, like, something from my recreation,” Pliskova mentioned. “She was enjoying tremendous quick. I assumed she was simply going for it. I feel she had superb day and I had horrible day.”
What Makes Swiatek So Particular?
Spin, placement, serve—you title it—Swiatek does all of it fairly nicely.
“Irrespective of how briskly I performed, I feel I had a pair, only a couple, couple of excellent pictures, and I feel she will be able to simply redirect so nicely and she will be able to play even sooner, and particularly on clay,” Pliskova mentioned. “As a result of she has a lot spin, I feel it is tremendous powerful to do one thing from it.
“I feel particularly right now she had superb placement of the ball. … The whole lot was tremendous deep and similar to near the traces. She was serving fairly huge. I imply, she has a great serve general. I feel general she did not actually miss something right now.”
The 13 factors dropped is the fewest factors misplaced in a accomplished WTA ultimate on the Premier 5, Premier Obligatory, WTA 1000 stage, based on the WTA.
Pliskova says it is going to be powerful to erase the reminiscence of this loss and keep in mind the truth that she performed brilliantly in Rome, reaching the ultimate for a 3rd consecutive time. That’s her problem within the coming weeks.
“It is tremendous powerful to be like constructive proper now, however I suppose I can not similar to neglect, due to these 46 minutes, all the pieces what I did this week,” she mentioned.