Pliskova wasted no time to secure a spot into the second round after defeating Sorribes Tormo 6-2 6-0. The 5th seed never past by the third round at the Melbourne Park, but looked very confident to make a deep run this year or who knows, to conquer the title.
Asked after the match about feeling pressure, she said "I feel 100 times better than I felt before the US Open. So this thing is already gone, the scariness of the second week and thinking about how I have to pass the third round. Even if I don't do it here this week, I know I have been there, so it's really different this time. It doesn't mean that I'll be in the second week of every Grand Slam for sure; it can happen that I still lose, but definitely I feel better with this pressure what I had before."