Linette has always been a solid player who battles hard and gives opponents a tough time but she made plenty of mistakes in the past which she admitted to. She's taken losses personally which was another admission she made after finally making a deep run at the grand slam - this year's Australian Open.
Turnaround came last year at the French Opne when she defeated Ons Jabeur. Since then, she's been on the rise:
"That kind of gave me an extra kick that really showed me that I can really go far in those tournaments. It's really [a] dream come true. When you work so hard for so many years and you are so close so many times in so many Grand Slams, it's really great that eventually you get that reward."
"I'm happy that I have this opportunity … finally I'm breaking something that you can't really measure it in any way. When I'm down, I'm not that dramatic about it – I can still keep fighting against my opponent, not only myself. All through my life I've been taking mistakes and losses very personally, so I had to disconnect those two things. It was really difficult, because I felt a lot of times that the misses, the mistakes, were defining me."