Quotable Quotes... Peschke & Srebotnik

The world's No.1 doubles team extended its winning streak to 11 matches in a row in Carlsbad.

Published August 02, 2011 12:00

Quotable Quotes... Peschke & Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik, Kveta Peschke

CARLSBAD, CA, USA - Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik dominated the grass court season, going 10-0 to win Eastbourne and Wimbledon, their first Grand Slam title together. On Monday in Carlsbad they defeated Julia Goerges and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, 61 76(5), saving two set points in the second set, and their winning streak now stands at 11 matches in a row.

Peschke and Srebotnik spoke to wtatennis.com after Monday's win...

Kveta Peschke
On how it feels to be a Grand Slam champion and doubles No.1...
"Things are good. It was a great achievement. We're so happy now and always have a smile on our lips, which is nice - but we need to focus on our upcoming tournaments. The year is not over and we're trying to focus on the rest of it."

On winning their Carlsbad opener...
"We didn't see each other for three or four weeks, so I think we did very well tonight. For sure it was a difficult first round match here in Carlsbad, but we stuck with what we discussed and played a good game. We're happy to win."

Katarina Srebotnik
On what she has been up to since Wimbledon...
"I was just so busy after Wimbledon. I had a lot of commitments back home. People really recognized this achievement, which was a nice feeling. I was celebrating and visiting friends non-stop for two weeks, trying to enjoy the win we had. But it was over quickly. I practiced for a week in Los Angeles and then came here and got ready for this tournament. We're back on the road now!"

On whether they have reassessed their goals now...
"Our goals will always stay the same: we always try to do the best we can, always try to have that chemistry on the court, and try to win as many matches as possible. Now that we've won Wimbledon and gotten to No.1 it's much easier, because the burden is off of our shoulders - it's a dream come true for every player. Now that we have it, we can play more freely. But our goals stay the same. You have to prove yourself week in and week out. What we did is in the past now - we're just trying to look forward and keep doing our best."

On the doubles field in Carlsbad...
"In general I think the doubles draw here is quite strong. There are basically no easy draws here. Especially for the first round, we're really happy to get today's match under our belt - it was a strong team. We're happy to keep our winning streak going and keep the momentum on our side. We had a month off so we basically had to start again, so it was a very important match today."

See how Peschke and Srebotnik's careers have led to where they are now, in photo gallery form: Peschke & Srebotnik: Their Road To The Top.

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