Interview with… Katerina Siniakova

Crédit photo : @Tennisandco

Crédit photo : @Tennisandco

Katerina Siniakova will be in New York in less than two weeks to play the last Grand Slam of the season, the US Open. But in the meantime, the Czech player has very kindly accepted to take some of her time to answer my questions. Few weeks ago, Katerina Siniakova played the first WTA final of her career in Bastad, and even if she didn’t win the title, it was a really great week for her, and just another step to the highest level. And this season, the player from Hradec Kralove who is training with her father Dmitri Siniakov, Vladimír Volejník, Daniel Filjo and the tennis legend Helena Sukova also managed to win the 7th ITF title of her career. After a 2015 season with ups and downs, the talented Czech is climbing again in the WTA ranking, slowly, but surely improving week after week… In this interview, Katerina Siniakova talks about different topics including, her season, her game, playing doubles, and many other things like her wish to be able to teleport from one place to another 🙂

First of all, how do you judge the first part of your season ? With an ITF title, a WTA final and your best performance in a Grand Slam, I guess you’re pretty satisfied…
Yes, my first part of the season was quite good. I feel my performances are getting better and better. I am really happy that I won another ITF title.

About the tournament in Bastad, it was your first WTA final… What was your feeling at the end of this great week for you ?
Of course I was sad that I lost. But anyway the week was brilliant. I was very happy to play the final and I hope it was not my last one 🙂

You’re one of the players who manages to have great results in singles and in doubles. But isn’t it too hard to try to be on top in singles and doubles at the same time ? It must take you a lot of energy…
It can take a little bit more energy, but I like to play doubles and I think I am playing pretty well in Read more…

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A la découverte de… Katerina Siniakova

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Née à Hradec Králové en République Tchèque, Katerina Siniakova a remporté Roland Garros, Wimbledon et l’US Open junior en double avec sa compatriote Barbora Krejčíková en 2013. Katerina Siniakova est une joueuse très prometteuse et talentueuse, et elle a très gentiment accepté de répondre à quelques-unes de mes quesions afin de nous permettre de la découvrir un peu mieux… (english version)

Tout d’abord, comment es-tu arrivée dans le tennis ?
Mes parents m’ont initiée au tennis, ils aiment ce sport.

Comment décrirais-tu ton style de jeu et quel sont tes forces ?
J’essaie de jouer de façon agressive, mais je me déplace bien aussi, je pense que je peux dire que je suis une Lire la suite

Getting to know… Katerina Siniakova

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Born in Hradec Králové in the Czech republic, Katerina Siniakova won the French Open girls’ doubles, the Wimbledon girls’ doubles and the US Open girls’ doubles titles with fellow Czech Barbora Krejcíkova in 2013. Katerina Siniakova is a very talented and promising player, and she has very kindly accepted to answer some questions for this blog to allow us to know her a bit more…

First of all, how did you get into tennis ?
My parents got me into tennis, they like this sport.

How would you describe your playing style and what are your strengths ?
I try to play agressive, but I also run well, i think I can say that I’m whole-court player 🙂

Which compartment(s) of your game do you think you still need to improve the most ?
I have to still improve everything if I want to be better.

What are your goals at present ?
First I would like to be in the top 100, and at the end of the year in the top 80.

What do you like to do to relax ?
I like listening to music or reading some books.

The Czech Fed Cup and Davis Cup team are doing really great these past years… I guess it’s very motivating ?
Of course, I’m proud to be Czech, they are really doing well. I hope I would have the chance to play in our Fed Cup team one day.

I heard that Maria Sharapova was your tennis idol growing up… what do you admire about her ?
I like her style, her behaviour is good.

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