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Despite possessing a game tailor-made for grass, Karolina Pliskova never had much success at Wimbledon.
Not surprisingly, the All England Club wasn't one of her favourite places - until now.
After finally advancing past the fourth round for the first time to make the Wimbledon final, the Czech says her opinion has dramatically changed about SW19.
Pliskova, 29, lost the grand slam decider 6-3 6-7 (7-4) 6-3 to Australia's world No.1 Ash Barty on Saturday but is now quietly confident she can have success at Wimbledon.
"It's actually mixed feelings," Pliskova said.
"Of course my dream (is) always going to be now, forever, to win the grand slam.
"I'm trying to do that for like since I started actually to play tennis.
"It's not that I didn't like Wimbledon, but it was never my favourite place. "I never played well here. I never felt so good here. But this time I think it changed a bit the feeling about this tournament, the feeling about the people.
"The atmosphere there was just incredible today."
The former world No.1 could not have hoped for a worse start in Saturday's final as Barty won the first 14 points and raced to a 4-0 lead in no time.
Pliskova said the start reminded her of the 6-0 6-0 defeat to Iga Swiatek in the Rome final in May.
She was "proud" to find a way back into the contest and credited Barty for the way the Australian started off.
"Believe me, it was not a nice start," Pliskova said, adding that the Wimbledon final was the best moment of her career.
"I didn't feel like I want to be there in the beginning of the match. But, yeah, that's why I'm even more proud.
"Also I was thinking about the final in Rome where I didn't make a game. I thought, 'No, this is not be possible, this cannot happen again'.
"I just found a way. I think that's the most important after match like this, that I always find a way no matter how you feel, no matter how the opponent is playing."