Even though former World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka lost her comeback match to young Italian Camila Giorgi, she took away many positives from her first match in several months.
Azarenka went down 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 after 2 hours, 46 minutes, but insists that the match was priceless in terms of the learning experience, particularly when gauging how much her foot has healed.
Needless to say, she is pleased with the results.
“That’s exactly what I wanted,” Azarenka said. “I wanted to have a competitive match. I wanted to test myself, to play for a long time, see how my body is going to react.
“I’m pretty pleased with what happened. Obviously the result is the result, but that’s a beginning. It’s a starting point. There are a lot of positive things that I can take from what happened today.”
Overall, Azarenka is pleased with her first match on court and admitted that she could not have been happier while she was playing.
“I was really happy that I was there for every single moment, for every single ball,” she said. “I felt that my level of concentration was really high. I just have to get into that rhythm.”