Barbora Krejcikova says her main goal for 2023 is to be healthy and admits she doesn’t want to miss an extended time like she did in 2022. After the best season of her career in 2021, Krejcikova suffered an arm injury last season and she was sidelined. game for three months at the start of the season.
«Just stay healthy. After what I experienced last year with everything, this year definitely the most important goal is to stay healthy. Last year I started very well and then unfortunately I got injured and couldn’t play for many months.
So I missed many weeks of the game. This year, I don’t want to make the same mistake. I just want to take it easy because I know the season is very long and I want to play well throughout the season and I want to stay healthy.
So I have to handle myself a little bit better than last year,» Krejcikova told the WTA website.
Krejcikova wants more success
In 2021, Krejcikova captured her first Grand Slam title at the French Open. Now that Krejcikova is healthy again, she has set her sights on winning more Grand Slam titles.
«I want to add some tournaments, some big tournaments. I want to try to win something again. That will be the plan. But definitely, I’m not going to go crazy over it. I’ll do my best and it will either click or not,» Krejcikova added.
Meanwhile, Krejcikova is off to a positive start to her Australian Open campaign. In the first round, Krejcikova defeated fellow Czech Sara Bejlek in straight sets. Krejcikova then edged past Clara Burel, also in straight sets.
12 months ago, Krejcikova achieved her best result at the Australian Open, when she reached the quarterfinals before losing to Madison Keys. It remains to be seen if Krejcikova can kick off her 2023 season with a strong result at the Australian Open.