ELINA SVITOLINA: “I AM VERY GLAD THAT IN THE FINALS EVERYTHING IS IN MY FAVOR”
Ukrainian sportsman shared emotions after winning the title in the Dubai Tournament. It is reported by Upmp.news with reference to btu.org.ua.
“When we were announced in the beginning and they told that Justin Henin and Vinous Williams were the only ones who defended the title here, I said to myself: “Yes, come on, you must do it.” It was good for me, it’s a motivation.
The first set was hard today, I passed through the difficult moments, Kasatkina fought, the game was very intense. I just tried to send the ball to the court, to tie a draw. In the end, I was a happy to have coped with the pressure all this week. Daria held a great tournament, I’m sure we will hear about her many times.
How do I win in the finals? Every time I try to perceive it as a challenge, every tournament I have won brings something special. Here it was necessary to cope with pressure and play the way it was needed. I’m glad that everything is in my favor.
Now I will be very busy, I go to Kyiv, where I meet journalists, and then I’m flying to New York for an exhibition match. Then, probably, I’m going to the Indian Wells.”