Beaten by Maria Sakkari (5/7, 6/3, 6/0), Kristina Mladenovic draws a positive assessment of her Roman week before the big meeting in Paris: "We still did a great battle. It was a hung match. I had a difficult start. It took me a while to adapt to the conditions. This court, in the evening, is very different from the outdoor courts. Quickly, I was led 3/0 entry and mainly by my fault. I am still calm to find solutions. I struggled to win this first set. In the second I have the break in my favor. I lead 40/0 and I can be ahead at 3/1. I can especially blame myself for missing that forehand. I had it in my hands. Then she picks up the score. I react hot but until the end I think she made the perfect match. I felt that she was really going on the difficult areas. In the last set she played a lot with the lines. I do not think I played tactically badly so far. No, really she was hitting well on both sides. He must be hacked off. She was better on the finish. I'm leaving Rome with a lot of confidence. In this kind of Masters, we face opponents of quality. Leaving qualifying I still raised a great challenge. I have a lot of lessons to learn from all my games. Physically I did not have any glitches. I held the road without experiencing physical glitches. This is a good thing. I will now have a week to rest. I will still need it. I have accumulated a lot of games with a riot of energy. Once I'm cool, I'm going back to training. There is now Roland-Garros approaching. It's obviously a very special tournament. I saw pictures that looks very pretty. Especially since the three biggest courts may be reserved for the French.
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