“But I feel amazing, even though I spent a million hours here on the court because I played every time three sets except today. I feel amazing.”
She’s demonstrated plenty of resilience and determination this fortnight to juggle runs into the singles and doubles finals, just like Gauff has done in the equivalent women's events.
“It was very tough mentally and physically. I played a lot of three-set matches, because every time something went wrong. So even in doubles, first two matches were in super-tiebreaks, so it was physically really tough,” reflected the talented junior.
“But I was well prepared, even though I spent a lot of time on the court.”
The attitude and application to thrive on the major stage was enhanced by learning from the very best on the terre battue.
“Last year I was here, and I was first alternate, the first girl who didn't get in. That was quite sad. But it was good, because I have known the club, the surrounding a little,” continued Havlickova, before revealing her admiration for a certain 13-time champion here.