World No. 100 Aliaksandra Sasnovich underlined that no one can be taken for granted on the WTA Tour following her shock win over US Open champion Emma Raducanu.
Sasnovich, a former world No. 30, stunned world No. 22 Raducanu 6-2 6-4 to progress into the Indian Wells Masters third round.
“Everyone can beat everyone,” Sasnovich said after the match, per Christopher Clarey.
26 days after her shock win at the US Open, Emma Raducanu returns to action in Indian Wells and loses in her opening match to Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2, 6-4 in 1 hour and 25 minutes
“Everyone can beat everyone,” Sasnovich says
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Sasnovich is now working with a coach from Belarus and she insists they have a positive relationship.
“In life so much negative. A lot people will tell you bad things but I don’t want to listen these bad things. I know about them, for example, in my tennis. I want to be in a good mood, in a positive mood,” Sasnovich said.
Raducanu gave credit to Sasnovich after a shock loss
“Aliaksandra played an extremely great match. You could tell she was more experienced than me, executed her game plan better than me and she deserved to win,” said Raducanu, per Tennishead.
“You get sharp by playing matches and I’m not match tight right now. I’ve not played a competition in a month, since the US Open, and that (sharpness) will come by playing week in, week out.
“So what do I need to work on? I’ll probably go back and review the match, probably tomorrow and look at it with a clear head. From there I’ll be able to plan. It’s going to take me time to adjust to what is going on. I’m still so new to everything.
“The experiences I’m going through, I mean, I might not feel 100 per cent amazing right now but I know for the greater good and bigger picture, I’ll be thankful for this moment.
“That’s the lesson, you can so easily get sucked in by being so focused on the result and getting disappointed. But I’m 18 years old and need to cut myself some slack.”