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From a post-match interview with WTA Insider:
On playing Pliskova: Actually, I knew that it's going to be tough because I don't get rhythm from her. You never know what to expect for the next point. So it's a bit of tension. But I knew these things. I just had to stay patient for every ball and to keep fighting because I knew that if I stay there for every ball, she can miss more than me.
On what she's pleased with so far this week: Actually, I think with the serve because I am improving a lot. Now I already got the rhythm a little bit, the timing. I don't serve very strong, but it's better that I can put the first serve more into the court. My percentage is higher than normally. I move well. I feel good. I can run a lot. So, yeah, everything is going in the right way now - finally.
Q. A fan wants to know a funny story you've had with Darren.
SIMONA HALEP: Funny story? You know I'm boring, so... Can I think and I'll tell you tomorrow? I'm coming anyway.
Q. Talking about the serve. Have you and Darren made technical changes to your serve?
SIMONA HALEP: I'm not telling you this. It's a secret (smiling).
Q. Mentally are you just approaching your serve differently?
SIMONA HALEP: Mentally, yes. I changed something just before this tournament. It's not easy because I need time to get used to it. I serve pretty well these days, also in doubles. Actually doubles helped me a lot in this tournament. Yeah, I'm just trying to believe more in my serve now.