“There's not just top 20 tough opponents, there's like 150”: Pliskova not shocked by shock upsets at Australian Open

Karolina Pliskova secured a quarter-final at the Austrlaian Open and after her win, she admitted that there are many tough challenges on the WTA tour, not just top players.

WTA events traditionally feature many upsets and this year's Australian Open wasn't any different. It's not something tennis fans are surprised by and neither is Karolina Pliskova. The Czech player spoke about the parity of the WTA Tour after booking a spot in the quarter-final. According to her, there are many tough opponents:

"I know people are always, like, shocked that she lost and she lost. I mean, it's a sport, so everything is possible. There's no surprises for me that she's in the draw and she's not there."

She continued:

"Every day is different. I feel like these days, these last couple years actually, there is not just top 20 tough opponents. There is like 150 tough opponents. If you're just not there completely that day, you can lose. I'm not shocked with any of the names there."

Pliskova missed last year's event due to an injury but is in the quarter-final this year.

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