Just A Few Lines…
I’m home again, and again i wish i was not. It’s way too early, early in that sense that i wish i was still in the draw at the US Open. It’s nice to be home, it sure is so don’t get me wrong, just wish it was a bit later caus of some good result. Been a pretty though trip this one, loads of practice on court but also a lot of fitness… That’s what’s happening when you don’t win enough matches. But as i said before, when you work hard there will be a pay off at some point.
I lost first round at the open against Mona Barthel from Germany. She is a good player with a big serve, in general she hits the ball hard and wanna take the ball early. A game style i like a little less to play against specially on hard court. But i had a few chances in second set, on the breakpoints i wish i could have stepped it up but yes, it was pretty much the opposite. She saved herself with some big serves when she needed it and that’s all there is. In my opinion it was not a match about unforced errors or how long you will last. It was only about serves, returns and maybe first ball strike and she beat me there. Not to take the credit away from her but a big frustration from my side when i like the duels to be a bit longer.
The double was fun though. This time i played with Kiki Bertens from Holland and she is not scared for anything or anybody!! Was first time we played together and we were really close in the double to get a bit further=(
We had two set points in the second sets tiebreak in the match we lost so was ”jammer” as they say in Holland. Kiki will have a surgery on her foot now so she will be out for the rest of the season but hopefully she will be back stronger than before and maybe we get the chance to play again. I hope so anyways caus she was fun and like a machine at the net!
However Us Open is done deal for this year and now focus is on making a good end of the season. I have a good Asia trip in front of me to end the year, 4 tournaments with start in Guangzhou so i will give 110% and more i can’t do. I hope for a title, would be a dream ending so that’s what i’m aiming for!!
No time to get down for a bad trip… I learn from the mistakes made and move on. Head high as someone always told me…
Sleep tight people!