Roland Garros

Monday, 23 May 2022

Paris, France

Ysaline Bonaventure

Press Conference

B. ANDREESCU/Y. Bonaventure

3-6, 7-5, 6-0

THE MODERATOR: Questions, in French, please.

Q. To begin with I would just like to know how you're feeling about the match.

YSALINE BONAVENTURE: Well, a bit mixed. I'm disappointed, but I'm still happy about the level of my game today. I think it would have been less painful to lose 6-3, 6-2. Today I proved to myself, even though I did lose, that I could play against the best.

I let the game go and when you miss one, two, three points it can really make the difference and change the match. So I'm disappointed, but I'm very proud of my tournament.

Q. When you say, I let it go, did you feel it yourself or what happened at that point?

YSALINE BONAVENTURE: Yes, I was leading 7 and 3-1 and 40-15, I think and there I have one or two returns that I didn't get and she knew it. And so mentally it was very complicated because I knew that if I missed the opportunities I had I wouldn't have many more, so I had to keep going.

She raised her game and I was maybe a little bit less aggressive and in the third set she was clearly better than me and it was more difficult mentally for me to come back in the match.

Q. What comes next for you? I think you're going to Croatia next week and then there will be lawn tennis?

YSALINE BONAVENTURE: Well I'm going to rest, I've played a lot of tournaments the beginning of the year, I played a lot of matches even though the level was lower. So I'm going to rest, take time to prepare for the lawn tennis season and, yeah, for sure, with the situation of Wimbledon we have to take a slightly different approach, but, yes, I like lawn tennis, so I'm impatient to be there.

Q. Will you have to play the ITF?

YSALINE BONAVENTURE: Yes, I think I'll have to play the ITFs because my classification won't have evolved yet, I have to wait two weeks to get the points for Roland Garros here, I think that will push me up 15 paces, 15 paces there are quite precious of course. So I think I will play the ITF on the week 13 in order to get there.

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