Barbora Krejcikova: “Conditions are very difficult”

The typical thing for these times of the year was to be getting up early to be able to fully cover the WTA Finals, which used to be carried out on the Asian continent. Whether Singapore, Shenzhen or some other Chinese city, the Women’s Masters did not leave those latitudes since they were the ones that were investing the most in a modality that grows every day. However, the coronavirus pandemic forced to change plans and that was when the city of Guadalajara appeared to take the testimony and be in charge of organizing one of the most important events of the season. Indeed, the tournament began with the defeat of Barbora Krejcikova before a great Anett Kontaveit by 6-3 and 6-4 in the Group B first game. After the fall, the Czech went through a press conference to express her feelings about the bad start.

– The sensations of the match

It was hard. I think she played solid and served well. In fact, I barely lost my serve twice. Beyond the defeat, I try to see the positive side: I still have five games left [también participa en dobles junto a Siniakova] and I already look forward to the next meeting. I want to enjoy the experience, even though things didn’t turn out the way I wanted today.

– Play in Guadalajara at 1566 height above sea level

The conditions are very complicated. It was my first game and I was hoping it would be better. I hope to continue improving, but it was a complex situation to go from playing in Europe a few days ago [fue la única que participó de la Billie Jean King Cup] and now be here. Anyway, being able to play on consecutive days I think will help me to better adapt to the court.

– Unlike other defeats, he is still in the race to go to the round

It is the first time that I go to a tournament and I lose and I do not go home. I really do not know how to approach it and that is why I will try to see the positive side, try to be happy, be able to play against the best, fight each ball and enjoy because it is the result of a great season. I really want to do better in the next matches.

– Work with the psychologist to raise his head in what comes

The first time I had a session was at 16 years old because I was having some problems that are not relevant right now. In sports, it helped me to understand the way things happen, to understand what other people might be thinking, why they see certain issues from another perspective and in a different way. In addition, it helps me to better handle situations on and off the track. I am happy to be able to work with someone in that regard.