Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina commented on her defeat at the start of the tournament in Birmingham.
“There are not so many girls in Tour who play a one-handed backhand like Gasparyan. It can be quite difficult to cope with such a blow, plus it can be done with a good undercut. I would like everything to work out better, but I think some positive moments are also present. I see what I need to work on, and I see this match as a step forward, as progress, I can only highlight good moments. I feel better, I managed to do restoration work, and also practice a little. three months have not been laid down them, I’m just happy that I’m on the court and play without the pain that had been before.
Definitely, I will be competing in a Eastbourne tournament so that I have match practice. I hope that I can play well, and then we will see. No need to run ahead, no need to rush anything. I just want to play without pain and generally feel happy.
I would like to serve better. I actually played a bad game on the serve in the third set, it gave Gasparyan a chance to dominate the third game. I made some unforced errors that allowed her to make a second break, so it was hard to get back into the game. At least I could not do it. She played decisively on several important points, and I did it carefully. On the grass, this is unacceptable. This gave her the confidence to play even more actively. This is what I need to work on to be really aggressive in my next matches on the grass.
This is a new experience for me. Psychologically, it is not so easy – to return, if you lose the first few rounds in a row. We are working on this with my team. It’s sad that I lost this match, but I’m just happy that I have a chance to play at such tournaments. On the grass, I have no expectations. I just want to win as many matches as I can. If it does not work out, it means no luck. I am doing what I can, “Svitolina said ” Tennis of Ukraine. ”
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