The ruling United States Open champ suffered a significant depression in type after declaring her very first Grand Slam title, losing 8 matches in a row, consisting of crashing out in the preliminary at the Australian Open.
I understood if I simply returned to the drawing board I would be alright, however I wasn’t anticipating a title here.
Stephens revealed exactly what she is capable of back at house in Florida as she beat the likes of Garbine Muguruza, Angelique Kerber and Victoria Azarenka on the method to the last, where she beat Ostapenko 7-6 6-1.
And she was more than delighted with her development in Miami, which culminated in a 6th last success in 6 last looks in her profession.
She informed press reporters: “I understood if I simply returned to the drawing board I would be alright, however I wasn’t anticipating a title here. I simply wished to make certain I got my video game back where I wished to be.
” The manner in which she plays is she has a really aggressive design and in some cases you cannot outhit her or outrun her. You simply type of need to accept that she’s going to strike some truly fantastic shots.
” I believe that’s exactly what I did finest. When she was striking excellent shots, I simply was, like, ‘too great’ and carried on.
” I believe that’s exactly what assisted me sort of make it through that tie-breaker. I simply accepted that some great shots were going to be struck and simply didn’t harp on it excessive.”