Greek tennis player Despina Papamichail lost 3-6, 0-6 to Czech Marie Bouzkova in the 1st round of the Adelaide International in a match that lasted 73 minutes.
“It was a tough match and I am not used to versing players of this level. I take the positives and seek to improve my game. I look forward to playing in Melbourne,” Papamichail told The Greek Herald after the match.
“I am not focusing on rankings but her game was a level up.”
Ranked no. 182 (career-high), Despina reached the 1st round after defeating Francesca Jones 3-6 6-2 6-1 and Stefanie Voegele 6-4 7-6.
“I am ready for the Australian Open qualifiers and I take things from day to day and from match to match. I feel good, I am well prepared, well trained and in good spirits and we will see the results.”
Sending her message to The Greek Herald’s readers, Dimitra invited Melbourne’s Greek diaspora to keep supporting them.
“It’s very special to have the Greek community to support you so far away from home. I thank them and I invite them to come and celebrate together the victories that are to follow in Melbourne.”