Dayana Yastremska had to dig deep in order to advance to the next round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia.

Dayana Yastremska had a tough job to do in the first round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia where she defeated Camila Giorgi in close to three hours. After the match Yastremska said:

“I felt so bad during the match. My game was ok, and I really felt my shots, but it was weird. I had so many double faults, more than I’ve ever had in my life. I hit three double faults in a row, and something was going on that was just weird. My shoe broke, and I had a match point in the second set like in Palermo but lost the tie-break.”

Speaking about her preparation heading into this event Yastremska said:

“I had good preparation. After America, I took two days off to recover my knee and foot. I had three days to practice, which was really nice, and had more great practices here. I felt good in my shots, but there was something about the situation that felt unpredictable and unexpected. I would play well for a few games and then hit three double faults and missed a couple of returns. I guess everyone had days like these.”

Her next opponent is Amanda Anisimova who defeated Donna Vekic earlier in the day. Speaking of that match Dayana said:

“To be honest, that’s going to be a good match. We played back when we were juniors in Brazil. It was after I won my first ITF Pro Circuit title at 15 years old, and I was feeling so tired, playing her in a final. She was really good then, so we will see!”

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Author: Alem Mujkanovic