I stepped up and performed like prime participant

World No. 29 Jelena Ostapenko thought she stepped up and performed like a prime participant after discovering herself down within the third towards American residence favourite Shelby Rogers on the Indian Wells Masters. Ostapenko, a former world No.

5, claimed a 6-4 4-6 6-3 win over Rogers to progress into the Indian Wells semifinal. Rogers had a 3-1 lead within the third set and three consecutive break factors however from that second she did not win a recreation in the remainder of the match.

“I believe from 1-3 down, Love-40, I performed like a prime participant,” Ostapenko mentioned, per the WTA web site. “Earlier than I used to be speeding an excessive amount of, making some unforced errors not in the fitting moments.”

Ostapenko goals a powerful finish to the season

“It is actually nice as a result of particularly after I could not play US Open, I used to be actually unhappy about it as a result of I used to be in such a terrific type earlier than,” Ostapenko mentioned.

“I believe it is one other nice alternative as a result of it is a massive match. I simply take pleasure in it. It is the final couple of tournaments this season. I am simply going to attempt to take pleasure in it as a lot as attainable. “I truthfully really feel like I can proceed the season for much longer, however there should not many tournaments left.

A lot of the gamers are very drained, however I do not really feel like that. I am form of feeling very contemporary.” Ostapenko will probably be battling former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka for a spot within the Indian Wells last. “She’s a terrific participant,” Ostapenko mentioned.

“She’s such a champion, a terrific fighter I believe. Each of us are nice fighters. It may be an fascinating match. “I am extra centered on my recreation. In fact, she’s very constant. It may be laborious.

But when I play my recreation and select the fitting pictures, I will probably be constant, I believe will probably be a really fascinating match.”

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