One second was not enough for the 19-year-old US Open champion Grand Slam In the title, Montenegro lost to Danka Kovinic 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, but she said the experience was invaluable.
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“I really enjoy playing Grand Slam, I think takeaway (it’s) tough,” she said.
“I still think I can take some positivity out of it. You know, I’ve discovered elements of my game that I didn’t know I had before, and I can use it further.
“And also, all I know is that I have that fight in me, even if I get a shot, I know I can get myself out of deep situations.”
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The blisters on her right, racket arm, were getting worse and worse with her arrival in Australia, where some of her teammates urged her not to play.
But she was determined to continue and skillfully change tactics against Kovinik, demonstrating her determination and intelligence in terms of problem solving.
Unable to properly hold the racket to hammer the forehand and backhand, she used more and more drop shots and slices to prevent injury, which proved effective in the second set until she got tired in the third set.
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“I definitely think diversity helps. I think maybe some girls aren’t used to it,” she said.
“It simply came to our notice then.
“It was very effective, so if I could mix it with my aggressive game style, I think it would be a really good and dangerous combination.”
Radukanu, the first British woman to win a Grand Slam since Virginia Wade at Wimbledon in 1977, entered the tournament after signing a contract with Covid-19, but she refused to blame him for her defeat.
She admitted that she needed to work on her fitness, experiencing the effects of running too often while using slice shots.
“She definitely took her toll towards the end of the third set. I was really feeling it physically,” she said.
“I would definitely fit in by playing tournaments week in and week out. I was on the court for two hours 40 (minutes) to do something for my fitness. But I really feel like I need to dedicate some time to it. ”
Radukanu is starting her first full season WTA TourWith new coach Torben Beltz next to him.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.