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Croatians see the light after the damage hell

– The last few years have been frustrating, going through all these surgeries and still never getting it right. Just being back, feeling injury-free, and being able to compete at this level means a lot, says Konjuh according to Reuters.

Konjuh is ranked 338th in the world and received a wildcard for the qualifiers in the major tournament, where 19 of the world’s 20 highest ranked players participate. She won her three matches in the qualifiers, the first time she won three straight matches since reaching the fourth round of Wimbledon 2017, and went into the main event. There, the march has continued.

His career pointed straight upwards as a 15-year-old

Konjuh won as a 15-year-old US Opens and Australian Opens junior class in 2013. Three days after his 16th birthday, Konjuh beat the then 14-ranked Roberta Vinci in her debut on the WTA Tour.

In 2016, she reached the quarterfinals of the US Open and entered the top 20 in the rankings but never reached her true potential after, among other things, four elbow surgeries. With this week’s game behind her, Konjuh believes she can reach the top of the world and finally take that step.

Beat out top players on the assembly line

– It is said that what does not kill one makes a person stronger and that is true, says Konjuh.

In Miami, Konjuh beat 70-ranked Czech Katerina Sinikakova 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 in the first round. In the second, she beat 19-ranked home player Madison Keys 6-4.6-2 before 16-ranked Swiatek was defeated on Saturday local time. In the next round, the fourth, awaits the 57-ranked Latvian Anastasija Sevastova.

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