In a press conference at the Rome Open, Karolina Pliskova analyzed her straight-set final win over Johanna Konta. The Czech prevailed 6-3 6-4 to conquer the trophy. “I think for me still Simona because she’s a fighter.
Doesn’t matter, she doesn’t have to play well, but she’s still tough to beat because she doesn’t give you anything. On clay, double times tough to kill the ball to her. For me still, Simona. Of course, there’s going to be Serena Williams.
I don’t know which shape she’s going to be in. It’s tough to say. She’s going to be always a favourite for me because she’s always tough. I’m looking on the winners here (referring to the trophy). Yeah, I think those two for me, they’re always going to be there.
Of course, there are good players, since now there is every week different winner. I won Rome, so it’s tough to guess who is going to win Paris”, said Pliskova. On Serena, Pliskova added: “I played her two times in last maybe six months.
I feel like I know pretty much everything about her. It’s true you never know in which shape she’s going to come because she’s not playing that much. If she plays one or two matches, then she withdraws, it’s tough to say.
I mean, for sure, if she’s playing, she’s going to fight. It’s going to be super difficult to beat her. Doesn’t matter it’s going to be on clay because she’s still powerful. She played a lot in the past.
I think she knows what she’s doing. Of course, she wants to be 100% healthy. Maybe that’s why she is not playing as much as before. Still, for me, she’s always tough to beat.”