"I'm super proud of the way I turned the match" - Pliskova after win over Andreescu
A second-round thriller at the bett1open saw No.4 seed Karolina Pliskova defeat Bianca Andreescu 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(7) in 2 hours and 11 minutes to reach her second quarterfinal of 2022.
Prior to this week, Pliskova had only compiled a 6-8 record since returning in March from the wrist fracture she sustained in the off-season. But back on her beloved grass, where Pliskova has collected three Hologic WTA Tour titles and reached last year's Wimbledon final, the 30-year-old was in her element. She said:
"Of course Bianca is a super-tough opponent, she can really give you anything. Slices, she can play fast, she can serve really well, she can come to the net. So I think there was a little bit of everything in this match. I'm super-proud that I was able to turn the match around, because I was losing in the third set. I thought she was a little bit better in the second and third sets, but I stayed in there and I fought and I got my chances in the end."
She further added:
"If it's on your serve, it's a bit different, because I still believe I have a good serve and no matter the score, I can turn around the game. Even if it's 15-40, 0-40, I can serve quickly two good serves and we are back on deuce. I think that's what happened in that game. But of course, you need to be lucky, stay there, wait for the chances and I got a couple today."