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January 12, 2015

Barbora Zahlavova Strycova


6‑1, 1‑1 (ret.)

THE MODERATOR:テつ Questions, please.

Q.テつ How did you feel today about the match?
BARBORA ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA:テつ Well, we played against each other like three days ago in Auckland, so I know it's going to be a tough match because she's such a great player and very tough to play.
But I went for the match like I did before, and unfortunately didn't finish it how it normally should.テつ It's really sad.

Q.テつ How are you feeling about your form in general right now?
BARBORA ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA:テつ I feel pretty well.テつ Having a lot of matches behind my, and it's always good to have it because it's the beginning of the season going for Melbourne, it's good to play many matches.
I feel fine.

Q.テつ Goals for this year?
BARBORA ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA:テつ I have some, but I won't tell you.

Q.テつ Is that a superstition thing?
BARBORA ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA:テつ Yes, I am very superstitious.テつ I have some goals.テつ I have many.テつ But I like to keep them for me.

Q.テつ You said that you're an emotional player on court.

Q.テつ How does that help you?
BARBORA ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA:テつ Well, being emotional doesn't help so much.テつ You have to know where to limit.テつ The emotions, I have to put them out, but in a way that helps me and it's not against me.テつ I'm trying to work on it with my coaches.テつ I feel I'm getting better.

Q.テつ How do you fell about your next opponent, Sam Stosur?
BARBORA ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA:テつ I don't know we played each other.テつ I'm not sure.テつ She's great player obviously and she is home; home crowd behind her.
I will just go there and enjoy myself and try to play as good as I can the day and we see how it goes.

Q.テつ One more thing:テつ Are you keeping track of the other Czech players at this tournament?

Q.テつ They're doing very well right now.テつ I'm always curious to ask Czech tennis, what do you think makes Czech people so good at tennis?
BARBORA ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA:テつ Maybe we have good coaches; maybe we work hard.テつ The school in Czech, from the beginning, when we were young, we hit a lot of balls and a lot of patterns.
I don't know why.テつ We have good talent.テつ More women than I think men's right now, but it's good for such a small country like Czech.テつ I am happy that we are doing well.

Q.テつ There is a new WTA tournament in Prague.テつ Are you excited to go?
BARBORA ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA:テつ I'm very excited.テつ We already had one before, but it's going to be a different place.テつ I'm always happy to play at home because it's always nice.テつ It's like 30 minutes from my hometown so I don't have to stay in a hotel.テつ I'm really looking forward to be there.

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