World No.2 Barbora Krejcikova said that she ran out of steam in her French Open first round match against France’s Diane Perry. On Monday, May 23, the 19-year-old Parry defeated the 2021 French Open champion 1-6, 6-2, 6-3. After winning the first set in a pretty comprehensive manner, Krejcikova lost the plot completely and ended up losing the game.
Parry was once on the back-foot trailing 1-6, 0-2, but she pulled herself out of the rabbit hole and came up trumps. Krejcikova, in the meantime, reckoned that despite putting in the hard yards, she failed to deliver in the match.
“You know, I just think I just collapsed physically. And, I mean, it was tough because I didn’t play the matches. Usually the matches are different than the practices, and I tried to prepare the best way I could,” Krejcikova was quoted as saying.
WANTED TO PLAY WELL
Parry, on the other hand, said that she tried not to get carried away by emotions. The youngster said that she didn’t want to get intimidated while facing one of the top players in the world.
“Yes, I’m very happy, because I have had wonderful emotions on the court. But I try not to get too fired up. I try to think one match at a time,” Parry said.
“Yes, it was rough. You want to do well, because I was playing in front of a lot of people I knew, and I was playing No. 2 worldwide. The titleholder of the French Open. So, I wanted to play well. Maybe I overplayed somehow, but it was needed, and this is what I realized throughout the match,” she added.
Parry is next set to lock horns with Colombia’s Camila Osorio in the women’s singles second round match on Wednesday, May 25. Osorio defeated France’s Harmony Tan 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday.