Fruhvirtova regretted the missed chances, but evaluated the US Open positively


Update: 02.09.2022 07:44

New York – Seventeen-year-old tennis player Linda Fruhvirtová described the opportunity to play in the US Open main competition for the first time and to compete against two-time Grand Slam champion Garbiňa Muguruza as a great experience. Although the talented Czech lost to the Spanish favorite in the second round 0:6 and 4:6, she prepared several difficult moments for her. He wants to build on the experience gained in the future.

“Of course, it is a great experience to play against such a champion in the second largest tennis stadium in New York. The beginning of the match was difficult and I did not expect her to kill every chance I offered her. But I am very sorry for the second set because I was leading by 4: 1 and 40:0. I couldn’t have gotten off to a much better start. I also had three break points at 5:5. It’s a shame, but what can be done,” Fruhvirtová told Czech journalists.

After the initial debacle, when she got a “canary” in 21 minutes, she tried to stay calm. “Of course, it’s not nice to lose like that, but I knew there would come a moment when things started to turn. At that moment, I could only hold on. I didn’t get into the rhythm or the pressure. But then I took a break and it looked different ,” said the Grand Slam debutant, who knocked out China’s Wang Sin-yü, the 79th player in the world, in the first round.

The fact that she could only surprise helped her mental state against Muguruza. “After the first set, I thought I was going to enjoy it. You don’t play in a stadium like this every day,” said Fruhvirtová. “It’s nice to see that I was close. If I was a little more lucky, she made one more fifth and broke to 5:1, her chances of winning the second set would be almost zero,” she added.

Therefore, the 167th player in the world ranking evaluated her premier participation in the main Grand Slam competition positively. “It was my most successful adult Grand Slam so far and a great start to the concrete season that has started for me. I’m looking forward to following it up. I just don’t know exactly where I’m going. We’ll just sit down and make a program for the next weeks. Tournaments are everywhere on the ITF and WTA, so there is a choice,” added Fruhvirtová.


Source: České noviny – sport by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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