Danish tennisfans, who had to settle for follow Clara Tausons quarter-final in China through the figures that moved on their screens, went through a bit of a both tennis and emotional centrifuge.
For what happened out there in Shenzhen, where the 16-year-old after 7-5 in first set against Polish Magdalena Frech suddenly lost the next with 0-6, before she came back in the match and won the third 6-3.
Was she injured? Tired? Mentally affected?
Now explain Clara Tauson even the background of the highly volatile bet.
- I was up against a very difficult opponent today. It is probably one of the tactically most challenging matches I ever played, she writes for Ekstra Bladet.
She was clever to move the ball well around, and it meant that I at no time could allow me to be passive in my game.
On the dive midway she explains:
- In the second set, I lost a little intensity in my search of the ball, and shortly after I was behind 0-4.
I spent the last two parties and sætpausen to prepare myself mentally in the third set and my tactics. It succeeded, and I am of course very happy, sounds from Clara Tauson.
In the semifinals early Saturday morning, Danish time, she meets 29-year-old chinese Jia-Jing Lu, the world number 186, and may be considered to be the favorite at home. But it kind of has the Danish favoritdræber therefore ignored until now.
With the victory and they are now a total of 29 points crawling Clara Tauson further up on the WTA's world rankings, and is approaching the Top 500.