Defending Volvo Automotive Open Kiki Bertens not too long ago spoke about her love for clay, the floor that led to her rise final season. "For me, it's extra freedom on the clay," Bertens informed reporters. "I can do much more. So for me, it's simpler to vary to clay then again to the hardcourts once more."
She comes into her favorite a part of the season with some spectacular performances behind her again. "It's totally different than the previous couple of years, for certain," Bertens stated. "Then, I knew if I didn’t do effectively within the clay courtroom season then I’d drop out of the High 50 or one thing. Now that's not going to occur so I really feel just a little bit extra freedom. “
"However nonetheless, loads of issues may occur, you by no means know. Final yr I used to be fairly relaxed nonetheless coming right here as a result of I knew it was a protracted clay season and I performed effectively right here. So we'll see."
Talking additional about her love for the floor, Kenin added, "I'm way more pleased once more. Already, the previous couple of days of observe I've actually needed to go on the market and observe. The sliding I feel the primary few days is tough, the spin balls, getting used to that once more."
"I grew up on the inexperienced clay. The primary few years it was purple clay however then I practiced for like 10 years on the inexperienced clay, additionally indoors. So I used to be fairly used to it."