At the US Open, she reached the final, and she was very close to knock out Angie Kerber. Unfortunately in the third set, Kerber would not give in, she won her second Slam of the year.
The Czech had never reached the second week. Even though over the past two years, she could crush the ball. Mentally, the panic set in.
When she arrived at the 2016 US Open, she was ready to control herself.
She stunned Venus and Serena Williams — which is rare— and she was so close to winning the title.
Since she helped the Czech Republic win the Fed Cup final — again— and two weeks ago, she won Brisbane.
The 24 year old believes in herself. She blew out Anna Blinkova in the seond round at the Aussie Open on Thursday. On Saturday, she will face Jelena Ostapenko in the third round, another young player who lives in Latvia.
This Pliskova is so confident that she can go for the lines. The Czech knows that many people think that this time, she won’t back off and win it at the Aussie Open.
“I will try,” Pliskova said. “I’m feeling pretty good on the court, confident. I have some matches already what I won this year. I didn’t lose yet, which is also good thing. Even the opponents were not that high level, but still, I felt pretty good out there. Third round is going to definitely more tough than the first two. Also people are talking I have a good chance to win a Grand Slam.”