Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka commented on her victory at the start of the Australian Open, where she first entered the second round.
“I am pleased with the result, although the match was not easy. I remember how Kalinskaya and I played ITF tournaments. She is an excellent tennis player and a difficult opponent for the first round. I was worried before the start of the season, because I changed some things in my career, for example, a fitness trainer. I did not expect to be able to win the title in the first tournament of the season. This gives confidence.
In Shenzhen, I felt a little different with each match and thought more about moving around the court. Last season I started to talk more with the press, it helped me to improve English (laughs). But there are still quite a few players who are more interested in journalists and fans than I am.
I do not want to think about winning the tournament, this makes you nervous. You can not run too far ahead and do not respect opponents. Nothing good will come of it. Therefore, I think only about the next match and the next opponent “, – the WTA press service quotes Sabalenka.