LONDON, Great Britain - Timea Bacsinszky may have spent less than an hour on court in her second-round match - but she does not expect that the energy she conserved will give her any advantage over her next opponent.
She faces Agnieszka Radwanska next up; the Pole worked for nearly two and three-quarter hours to defeat Christina McHale, 5-7, 7-6, 6-3, but Bacsinszky knows that time on court so far is unlikely to make any difference in their encounter.
"I think she knows how to handle to play 50 minutes or to play two hours or three hours," the Swiss told reporters after her match. "I think she is one of the fittest player[s]. So am I. But I know that I'm counting on her to be 100 per cent. I know she's going to be ready.
"Maybe even the fact that she had to save two matchpoints today, this little scare sometimes can kind of power you up for the next round. So I know she's going to be more than ready to play against me."
Bacsinszky, the 19th seed, spent only 48 minutes in defeating Slovakia's Kristina Kucova 6-1, 6-0. Grass may not be her favorite surface - that would be clay - but it is certainly one on which she is becoming more comfortable.
"I think I improved a lot in the last three years on grass," she said. "So it's going to be definitely an interesting match. I'm looking forward. It's a nice challenge for me."
She has played the World No.10 twice before - though never on grass - and both times she has come out on top. History means nothing under the pressure and spotlight of a Grand Slam, though.
"It's definitely going to be a totally different match than the last two we played, even though the first one we played was in Zielona Gora [in Fed Cup]," she said. "It was quite a fast surface. It was very fast, faster than grass. But the bounce was pretty low, as well.
"Then the second time was in Miami, where the bounce of the ball is pretty high. Temperature-wise, it was hotter, as well, than in April in Zielona Gora. But we were in a stadium, so it was fine.
"It's going to be definitely different because of the conditions. But anyway, I expect a tough match. She has been playing very well on grass for her whole career."
Radwanska is very aware of the caliber of obstacle in her path, telling the media: "I think [Bacsinszky] has a great season, playing really good tennis right now...hopefully I can play even better than today."
But Bacsinszky is prepared - even if she refused to be drawn on her game plan.
"I will enjoy my victory [against Kucova]," she said. "I will quietly think about what I have to do [against Radwanska]."
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