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Bia: ‘The only Slam that was good was Wimbledon’

Eliminated in her singles debut, Bia is searching for a doubles comeback

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Diego Digges from Melbourne
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relieved with double group win on the Australian Open, Beatrice Haddad Maia celebrated the consequence with China’s Shuai Zhang and gave an unique interview to TennisBrazilduring which she revealed that she felt the strain within the singles pool, along with taking part in with a urinary tract an infection finally 12 months’s US Open when she was defeated by Bianca Andreescu.

Although the main focus was on the triumph within the doubles group, Bia spoke a little bit extra about her defeat within the particular person occasion and the significance of her coach, Raffaele Passorani and her household and associates, a day after the setback. “We had an off day. I attempted to grasp the lesson I acquired within the sport, settle for what occurred, be humble and work even tougher the following day. Today I went on the court docket searching for the very best model of me.”

Bia revealed that she was not at her finest on the final US Open when she was crushed by Canada’s Bianca Andreescu. “I did not inform anybody within the press, however I had a urinary tract an infection in opposition to Andreescu and I had a really uncommon day. But that is tennis and we will not change issues on the day of the sport.”

And talking of the US Open, Brazilian says she ‘feels strain’ in New York, in addition to within the opening match in Australia, in opposition to Spain’s Nuria Parisas Diaz. “The only time I felt good and ready at a Grand Slam was at Wimbledon,” mentioned the present world No.14.

Defeated by Nuria Parisas Dias

On the 7/6 (13-11) and 6/2 loss to Parrizas Diaz final wednesday, Bia emphasised the psychological side. “I ready very properly. I had a excessive pre-season. Even with the gamers who’re within the third spherical of the match. I performed at a excessive stage. I was upset as a result of I felt able to face a problem. I could not do properly. with the strain, even on the day of the match I warmed up and hit rather well, however in the course of the match I could not flip my thoughts and I was only interested by the consequence”.

According to Bia, defeat by the Spaniard is now a factor of the previous. The Brazilian mentioned that she has confidence in her tennis and that aside from good leads to the Grand Slam tournaments, she needs excessive achievements in different WTA tournaments as properly. “The work comes earlier than the consequence. You have to simply accept that I failed and carried out beneath expectations. But that is tennis, however I’m assured that we work day in and time out with high quality tennis. I do not simply need to play properly within the Grand Slams, however each match all year long. I do know good issues will occur in my profession.”

Doubles and partnership with Shuai Zhang

Bia did a fast evaluation on the doubles debut. She and Gian defeated American Bethany Mattek-Sands and Canadian Leila Fernandez 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. “The first spherical of a Grand Slam is at all times a troublesome match, much more so in opposition to two skilled gamers.” After dropping a set and going 4-0 up within the second half, the Brazilian mentioned he needed to keep mentally robust. I knew we might nonetheless have alternatives within the sport and that we needed to make the most of them.

The Brazilian defined how the method of choosing the Chinese for her new doubles associate went. “She makes me really feel very snug on the court docket whereas being aggressive, she’s enjoyable and makes you’re feeling snug taking part in her sport. We spoke on the finish of final 12 months and since I did not have a everlasting associate, we determined to play collectively anyway,” mentioned the lady from Sao Paulo, who gained the WTA 250 in Nottingham final 12 months with Gian.

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Seventh-seeded Bia and Jan face Czechs Miriam Kolodzejova and Marketa Vondrousova within the second spherical. “It’s about persevering with to develop and convey our sport. Do what must be completed rationally. My associate is older and has unimaginable expertise and vitality. We will attempt to impose ourselves and depart every thing on the court docket”, concluded Bia.

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