Chinappa 3-1 Aitken

Joshna Chinappa (IND) 3-1 Lisa Aitken (SCO) 7-11, 11-4, 11-3, 11-6 (38m)


We never played, but of course I know her. Yesterday, she had a tough match with Nada, and it could have gone either way. Or it could have got her sharper, or it could have put a lot of work in the legs.  And I could see she got on court with a specific plan against me.

She played very well in the first game, but in the next three games, I got a better length, and I felt more comfortable from that point onwards.

During the lockdown, I was lucky enough to be able to train at my mum who has more space than I, she has a terrace, and that was really good for being able to improvise some routines. I didn’t want to have to start from scratch when we started to play again, so it was important for me to stay in shape, and I was working 5 days a week…

I was able to spend more time with my family actually, that was the plus point of the lockdown…