Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka commented on the exit in the fourth round of the tournament in Indian-Wells.
“I remembered how Lesia defeated me 6/1, 6/1, so I was focused. She is an excellent tennis player, and the match was not easy. In the beginning, everything seemed to be easy, but then my opponent started playing much better. Turenko felt uncomfortable. In the second set she began to play better, struggled, took out all the balls and acted steadily. I found myself in a difficult situation. I am glad that I was able to win.
Next I will meet with Kerber. I have never played with her, today I will talk about her with Tursunov. She is a great tennis player and I definitely will not be easy. But I am waiting for this meeting. I just like to play. Now I no longer need to demonstrate something incredible. It is important to play at a high level all the time, because there is nothing to lose to rivals in matches with me. They show their best tennis. I need to not lose concentration and be ready for one hundred percent.
Previously, no one knew me, and I went to the court, thinking: “Girls, I am going to take your place!” And now I myself was in their position. But I like the challenge. That is why I am here, “the Tour press service quotes Aryna.