April 18, 2021

Kristina Mladenovic: I’m glad that I was stronger than Osaka

French tennis player Kristina Mladenovic commented on the victory over the Japanese woman Naomi Osaka in Dubai.

“Before, I often had problems with the pitch, I made too many double mistakes. The percentage of the first pitch hit was not very high, and my opponents attacked me badly with the reception of my second pitch. I felt that I lost many matches due to the pitch. This is unacceptable for me, because I consider pitch as my weapon. At times, I achieved good results when the serve worked as it should. I realized that I needed to achieve stability. I changed the swing and grip of the racket, which may have been somewhat extreme. Milos serves about the same. Unfortunately, I have no feed Raonic.

We met with Osaka here last year. Despite the fact that at that time she had not yet won two “Slams”, I saw that she was incredibly talented. In this match, I tried to maintain exposure when serving. Yes, there were a lot of breaks, but you should pay tribute to Naomi. She attacked great at the reception of the second filing. Compared to last year, I managed to force her to play too powerfully. I’m glad that I was stronger. I worked a lot to make changes to my game, to take a step back, then to add.

My goal is to return to the Top 10. But I am not focused on numbers, what I do on the court is important to me. Even if I lost today, I would still be pleased with myself. I feel like showing excellent tennis again. There are ups and downs, but I am very glad to such success.

Yes, I had previously defeated Wozniacki, Halep, but I don’t remember to beat the first world racket in action. It’s nice, “- quotes Mladenovic the press service of the Tour.

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