WTA – Pavlyuchenkova: “The most important thing is that the knee is fine”

La Russe Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, finalist at Roland-Garros in 2021, is now 730th in the WTA rankings. Before committing to W60 from Croissy-Beaubourg in Seine-et-Marne this week, where she lost in the quarterfinals against the seeded number 1 Lucia Bronzettithe Russian had only one small victory since January 2022, in qualifying for the WTA 250 in Linz. Injured between May and last December, “Well” must go through the smallest tournaments or ask for wild cards to grab a few points and move up the rankings. If there is still a long way to go, his first two victories acquired at Croissy allow the Russian to regain a little confidence.

Pavlyuchenkova after her final at Roland Garros in 2021

“It’s still hard physically and mentally”

After its elimination, Pavlyuchenkova answered questions from Tennis Majors. “It’s difficult because I don’t win many matches at the moment. I feel that it is still hard physically and mentally. It must be said that I took over big tournaments. I stay positive. I didn’t expect to win everything all at once. I also knew that I was not really ready in January for the Australian Open. Simply, the desire to play was the strongest. I feel that it is still hard physically and mentally. The most important thing is that the knee is fine. There, I’m happy because I feel that I can push more. Until now, it was a bit complicated. In fact, it’s only since the beginning of March that I’ve somehow become myself again. Now I can train normally. So I hope to be in full possession of my means for the season on clay.


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