After striking such major success, Krejcikova’s profile at home and worldwide has, naturally, gone up several levels. The Czech however insists she hasn't changed under the spotlight.
“Overall for me, I'm still the same player. I'm still playing tennis. I still love tennis. I still love to compete. I'm still looking forward to every single match that I'm playing," she assured.
“I still feel that I can put myself back to the moment when I was a little kid and I was just enjoying the game, doing something that I love.”
A hot topic is how the rest of the draw can halt the immense 28-match winning streak of world No.1 Iga Swiatek.
For her part, Krejcikova is eager to close the gap in the near future.
“It feels amazing to be No.2, for sure,” added the Roland-Garros champion.
“Iga is playing amazing. She was doing such an incredible job on the court. Also off the court. I think she's also a very good person. I really like to talk to her. She deserves it and I hope at some point I will get closer to her and we can maybe fight for the No.1 spot.”