Belarusian Arina Sobolenko, who became a participant in the 1/8 finals of the competition in Charleston, spoke about her impressions of playing on clay.
“I don’t feel pressure when I play on a dirt surface. Of course, it is completely different from hard and grass, but I want to play confidently in all tournaments, so I try to adapt to the ground too. I think I can successfully perform in this part of the season. I move much better than last year. I need to get used to the long sweepstakes. On the hard court everything can be solved in two or three hits, but here the rally drags on significantly. We must not forget that on the ground rush is the path to failure. I have a good example – Kiki Bertens. She likes to act aggressively, but she plays great on the ground. We should all learn from her, “the WTA press service quotes Sobolenko.