Quarter finalist at Wimbledon, among others, the Czech tennis player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova had a really great 2014 season. And since she is working every week of the year with her French coach Jerome Adamec (see his website here), the player from Plzen climbed from the 190th to the 25th spot on the WTA ranking, the all thing in less than 2 years. Whereas she started her pre-season preparation now 2 weeks ago, Barbora Zahlavova Strycova has very nicely accepted to answer my questions to talk about her last season, her atypical game, but also about Czech tennis in general.
First of all, after a long season you surely enjoyed some well deserved holidays… you are now working for the next season, how is going the beginning of your preparation ?
Yes, I had a great holidays. I enjoyed my rest with my friends and my family. I started working again 2 weeks ago. It’s hard but it’s going pretty good, and I still have some weeks to be in the best shape I can be.
With a bit of hindsight, how do you judge your 2014 season ? With your career-high singles ranking you are pretty happy I guess ?
I judge it in a positive way. It was a great season. We worked hard to reach where I am standing now. There is always things to improve, but being 25 in the world is a great step to continue to work on my game and on Read more…