Yeah, I do feel like I let
myself down a bit out there. Just never really let myself
get into the match. Just a bit overwhelmed with nerves when
I first got out there, then tried to play too perfect when
really I didn’t need to go for so much. I think if I had won that first game
after having the two points at 40-15, then I might have relaxed a little bit.
But just the way that the match went, you know, my feet were just not
moving. She had a tricky serve that I was finding it tough to read. You know, it just kind of gets a
hold of you. Once you start trying to overhit it, try to play too perfect,
it’s tough to get out of that. It’s a different pace of ball sometimes.
It depends who you play really. At the tournaments I’ve been playing
this year, it’s definitely a good level. But there’s just that
extra bit of difference. So when you come back up to
these events, you do feel it straightaway, with the
pace of ball, I think with the opportunities that you get on
breakpoints and things like that. Yeah, you know, I’m dropping
back again after this to try and get more matches and
get my ranking up. But, yeah, it’s frustrating. For sure. I’m going to
be out in the States, so it’s not really like a
massive hardship or anything. I enjoy the tournaments and
I enjoy trying to grind through as many matches as I can,
get as many wins. To be honest, trying to get my ranking
up so that next year hopefully next year I won’t need a wild card, so I feel
like I really deserve to be here.