Sabalenka, motivated at US Open by Wimbledon ban

Sabalenka, motivated at US Open by Wimbledon ban

Aryna Sabalenka he sees himself in the semi-finals of the Grand Slam in a season in which he is far from having reached his best level. The Belarusian can still shine, as she did today in her quarter-final of the US Open 2022 before Karolina Pliskova, whom he beat in straight sets. Once in a press conference, the Belarusian tennis player talks about her victory against the Czech, her new service and the controversy of Wimbledonwhich has served to reap such excellent results now.

Triumph of Pliskova

“It was a difficult match. They are always tough with Karolina. I started very well. The first set was on top of my part, I managed to put a lot of pressure on it. In the second, she tried to come back and do better. I just tried to hold my serve and press him with his serve. I’m very happy with this victory”.

New member in the key team

One of the factors that brought the Belarusian to the semi-finals of the 2022 US Open was her serve, which underwent some changes thanks to someone: “I’ll talk about that later. I changed the biomechanics. I have a new coach in the team and he helps me a lot on serve. We’ve changed a lot.”

Without the possibility of playing at Wimbledon

“I had another pre-season. I worked really hard, especially on my serve. It was tough times, especially when I was training in the gym and watching the games on TV. I love it. always turned off because I couldn’t even see it. It’s hard and there’s a lot of pressure. I’m just an athlete who has nothing to do with politics. I try to give the best of myself and that people enjoy my games.

Of course, I missed the grass trick. I love Wimbledon. I have good memories, I miss them. That’s why I couldn’t see it, it reminded me of the good times I had there. An opportunity was taken away from me and I worked really hard for it,” explained the Belarusian.

Wimbledon 2021 semi-final experience to present

“There is a big difference. It was my first experience in the semi-finals. I was close to crying at the game. Now I have no expectations. I know it will be difficult and I I have to fight for it. After this season where I couldn’t show my best level, I continued to fight there and, now, in the semi-finals”.



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