February 8-16 2020, SIBUR ARENA

ELENA RYBAKINA: “I DIDN’T IMPLEMENT THE TACTICS WE PREPARED WITH MY COACH”

How can you rate your game in the finals? It looks like you were tired after two tough matches. Or may be you didn’t expect, that she will play so well?
I’m not satisfied with the final. I was nervous, many things went wrong. The main problem was that I didn’t implement the tactics we prepared with my coach, which we chose with the coach. May by I burnt out, but still it was a good tournament for me, because I could lose in QF. I hope to win this tournament next time. 
Was there any moment, when you thought that you could turn around  this match, maybe at the beginning of the 2nd set? 
I tried to fight till the end. I had a chance to turn the match around in the 2nd set, but it didn’t go my way today. There were chances, but I didn’t play the right way.
It seemed like you didn’t play aggressively when there were some chances to do it. And you gave chances to the opponents and she finished the points. Do you agree?
Yes, I agree. I should have come to the net. We need to work more on it. Maybe today I didn’t follow this tactics, couldn’t go to the net often. But it looks strange: when the balls looked easy, they are the most difficult.
They say losses teach you more than the wins. What did you take from this finals?
I spoke with my coach. Today was the first day when I didn’t follow the tactics we agreed on even at 70%. Maybe it’s all about nerves, I will try to change it. I have a lot of things to work on. It’s not easy to play againstTop10 players. Small errors make the difference. There were no chances to go to the net today, because of my errors.

You can watch live broadcasting of matches here http://tv.formulatx.com/. The broadcasting is available only in Russia.

 

The tournament WTA St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2020 takes place at “SIBUR ARENA” from 10 to 16 February. The tournament is supported by the title sponsor “Gazprom export”.

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