‘Go out there to win’: Jaimee Fourlis on her US Open main draw debut

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Jaimee Fourlis is excited ahead of her US Open main draw debut on Wednesday morning against her 23-year-old Chinese opponent Yuan Yue.

In an interview with Tennis Australia, the wildcard entry said she was hoping to draw 23-time Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams, but is still looking forward to her match against Yue.

“It doesn’t really matter who you play. You go out there to win,” Fourlis said.

The young gun has twice previously advanced to the final round in the qualifying competition at the US Open.

Shoulder reconstruction surgery in 2020 put her out of the tennis game for a while, but this season has been a career-best for her.

The Australian Open 2022 mixed doubles finalist has captured three ITF singles titles and built a 42-19 win-loss record. After starting the year ranked No.329, she achieved a new career-high of No.147 in July.

The Melbourne-based athlete now has her sights set on adding the US Open to her list of achievements.

“I think the courts suit me pretty well here. The heat, as well,” Fourlis said about her upcoming match.

“It’s just like back at home in Australia, so I think there are some similarities that play a part in why I do so well.

“I’ve had a lot thrown at me as well, so just to be here and playing the US Open main draw, it’s a pretty cool experience.”

Source: Tennis Australia.

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