Winner here in Tashkent in 2016 , which remains her only title on the Tour Krystina Pliskova has battled many tough moments on and off the courts , Doing compartively well in Doubles she won four titles two with her twin sister Karolina . Reaching the second semifinal here , Krystina Spoke to the Tashkent Open Media team
Good week so far for you Krystina ?
A. Yes I feel good this week , have lost a few close matches in the earlier few weeks . I decided to come here by myself without parents , coaches , my team because , I wanted to be by myself , I'm sure that it has helped me to regroup
You had a good season in 2017 , but seem to have lost you way ?
I had good year in 2017 and was ranked as high as 35 , but I was injured at the end of the year , last year I had the pressure of defending points and was also fighting lots of demons in my mind , I was stressed and my rankings started falling , I was fighting internally with myself and going through a lot. However now I'm much more matured and relaxed a win will take me where I belong
Was it sibling pressure ?
Yes I will admit I was affected by sibling pressure more than any other person , everyone compared me to my twin sister Karolina , there was always pressure on me , I was in public glare , people were expecting a lot from me , My performances were compared and were measured against Karolina , it was difficult to handle all this at one time . But now I think on one hand its pressure and one hand it's good to have a sister like her whom I can set my goals
Had these issues affected her relationship with her twin sister ?
No not at all , we are great friends , we talk a lot and also she helps me out with tennis . we also talk a lot on other things and we are happy to be with each other her
So you plan to play more doubles with her looking at a great record ?
Yes we have decided to play more doubles together , we have played doubles o earlier , next week we play doubles at China Open where we have received a wild card , . When we were young both of us played a lot together , we won many tournaments . This will also help improve rankings
My aim is to achieve my best ranking of 35 that I had and also try and be better , and also most importantly improve everyday game wise
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