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– The clay season is over. What can you say about it? Probably, tournament in Madrid was a successful one, wasn’t it? Especially the match against Anett Kontaveit.
– Yes, the match against Kontaveit was a good one. I could not show my game in the first set, but I am satisfied how I played in the second and the third sets. After that match I got one more confident win over Schmidlova and then there was a match against Osaka. I can’t say that I played bad in that one. I was moving pretty well and I liked how I played on the baseline. But I struggled with my serve that’s why, I guess, I could not win that match.
– Did you have any specific emotions playing against the world number one?
– I can’t say that I had special emotions. I mean I always want to win and the match against the N.1 is not an exception. For sure, I was very motivated, but still it was not enough. I should have served more active, but as I said, I had difficulties with my serve in that match. Generally, I can serve pretty well, but there are some days and matches when things don’t work the way you want, that happens.
– Speaking about Roland Garros. You suffered from a first round lose. There was a difficult two days long match against Polona Hercog.
– Yes, I was very disappointed after that match. I think that clay is my surface, but the results haven’t showed it yet. Of course I wanted a better result in Paris. But I still believe that I will achieve some good results on clay. Now it’s time for grass season.
– What are your expectations for tournaments on grass?
– I love playing on grass as well as a lot of other girls, I guess. I like England with its traditions. Last year I played good at Wimbledon and want to do it this year again. Actually, after the Wimbledon I am planning to have vocation. But if I reach second week in London, I will cancel my holidays. It is the first time when I don’t want to have holidays (smiling).
– More than one month you are working with Vladimir Platenik. How do you find your partnership?
– In my opinion one month or even two is not enough to make conclusions. But I like the way we work. I hope that results will also come!
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