Karolina Pliskova backhand

Karolina Pliskova has no complaints after shock US Open defeat, admitting: ‘I didn’t play my best’

Top seed Karolina Pliskova was in philosophical mood after crashing out of the US Open, claiming she just didn’t do enough on the day to win.

Pliskova was far fro her best as she sank to a 6-1, 7-6 defeat to Caroline Garcia on Arthur Ashe.

It was a real disappointment for the Czech star, who was the highest-ranked woman in the tournament after the withdrawals of Ashleigh Barty and Simona Halep

However, she was determined not to beat herself up over it.

“I think I didn’t play that bad,” Karolina Pliskova said after the match.

“I thought she played great tennis in the first set. She was just playing super aggressive, going for her shots.

“I maybe didn’t play my best. I didn’t serve that great, especially early in the match.

Caroline Garcia at US Open

“But that’s how it is sometimes. I’m not a robot, so I don’t have to play every day amazing.

Pliskova did, however, suggest that she paid the penalty for going so long without playing matches due to the coronavirus crisis.

“I think maybe it can take some time to get back in the tournament rhythm. Hopefully this can happen on clay.

“There’s going to be hopefully more tournaments after Paris so we can just play a little more.

“Let’s see. I mean, we just started. I think there is no reason to panic really.”

Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.