the Sun beat down mercilessly on the track 15 in Melbourne, where Rebecca Peterson made his debut at the Australian Open.
But the players seemed not too concerned of the temperature, which remained around the 30 mark.
"I thought it felt pretty good, surprisingly good actually," says Rebecca Peterson after the game.
in Melbourne in southern Australia in about a week, to acclimate to the time zone, the trails and the bitwise high temperatures, which has been one of the topics of conversation ahead of the tournament.
" It is always difficult to play here in Melbourne I would say. The trails are very fast and you never know the weather conditions. But I am happy over my performance and that I managed to win, " says Rebecca Peterson.
But it was a slightly tentative start as Rebecca Peterson offered in his Australian Open premier.
Sorana Cirstea, ranked 84, offered hard resistance in the first set, where the players were followed up to the score of 4-4.
" I tried to hold a lot of games against her forehand and tried to sleep in pretty much. It was my first time now in over four months. So the only thing I expected of myself was to have a good attitude and fight for every ball, " says Peterson.
losing the ninth paper clip, where she had servefördelen. But after turning irritably in the air with the racket she pulled herself together, came back and won the game.
" It was a tight game at four just that I think decided pretty much. But I got me there and after I came into it much more as well, and began to play better, " she says.
Of a sudden, she took home the next, and was able to win his premiärset in the grand slam tournament.
In the second set had the 23-year-old from Stockholm, however, gained momentum significantly. The bitwise outclassed her opponents and won five straight games, before the Romanian language was a tröstgame.
She went down a bit in the second set mentally. So I had an advantage there and was glad that I took it too.
Stockholm, made his first match since last fall, when she strained foot and was away from the game until now.
" No, it felt good. And I think that was the most important thing, to know that it worked well. I'm very pleased.
She was cheered on by about 40 shouting and laughing swedes in the audience, who were considerably more vocal than the Romanian vocabulary supporters.
– Amazing fun! This is the grand slam where we have the most support, I would like to say. Most loudly also! Which is a blast, really. I appreciate their support and positive energy.
the Next match will probably be more difficult. Then Rebecca Peterson up against the Russian averages of Maria Sharapova, who dominated his match against brittiskan Harriet Dart with 6-0, 6-0.
But Rebecca Peterson do not be afraid of the resistor:
"It feels great," she says.
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