I started these championships in rather unusual conditions. Indeed, after my left knee ligament injury in March and my right knee contusion in early June, the preparation was by far not optimal. In addition, the Swiss championships always cause extra stress. All I needed was one match in the qualification draw to be able to play in the main draw.
For this match, I played against a girl of my year, ranked R2. I started this match with a very solid 1st set, I won it 6/1 and then after … black out, everything goes wrong, my forehand doesn’t pass anymore, double faults … and so on. A catastrophic match which I lost 6/1-2/6-4/6. Given my ranking, I had the chance to be a lucky loser. So I was able to play the next day the first round of the main draw. I played against an N4/70. Good first minutes then, like the day before, too many mistakes. I lost that game 5/7-4/6.
Swiss championships to forget. It’s really not easy every day. Since my injury on March 8 during a match in France I hadn’t played any more tournaments and the preparation hadn’t been at its best either.
After the Swiss championships, I went back to France to do a good training block because school was over. I had 2 tennis sessions a day planned and a fitness session, but you will know more in my next article…