Hello everyone, I came out of the British grass season with a new career high inside the world’s top 600. Having received a wild card into the qualifying event of Nottingham (WTA 250k) I defeated Deniz Khazaniuk from Israel who was ranked 200+ in the world. I also won the British Wimbledon wildcard playoffs held at Aeorangi park to secure my place in the qualifying event of Wimbledon 2017. This was a great experience and gave me the opportunity to improve my on court game, the prize money will no doubt help me towards my tournament schedule for the remainder of 2017.
At the recent 25k ITF event in Woking, I came through two rounds of qualifying to make the main draw. In the main draw I faced the number 2 seed Mihaela Buzarnescu from Romania ranked 142, showing that even at the lower level tournaments the high level of competition exists. The match was tough for me as I was still not 100% but I enjoyed myself.
Moving forward for 2017 I will compete on the ITF circuit across the world from Europe, USA and Asia in order to achieve my goals and my biggest challenge is staying healthy and fit. I will prepare for competition training hard making sure my focus is on the quality of my sessions.
Finally, I am extremely lucky to have who I consider the best team and my family around me - Russell, Warren, Dan, Mariana, Errol and Roger (my dad) not forgetting my mum and brother. They are a big part of my life and what I need to get me to the next level and inside the top 100.
Onwards and upwards and stay fierce.