It is her first appearance since her 2018 US Open final loss to Naomi Osaka and she opened up about failures and receiving feedback.
She said on receiving feedback: “It’s hard. It so happens to be my speciality because I’ve been taking feedback since I was like 3 years old. I’m really good at taking feedback,” she was quoted as saying in Las Vegas Review Journal.
“You have to just be extremely humble. It’s not easy. The second I get off the court, I don’t want anyone telling me how I played well. I want to know what I did wrong. What can I do better the next time?” she added.
She also reportedly spoke about failures to those who gathered at the hotel she was staying.
“Failure is such a good thing to have and do in your career. I can’t tell you how many times I failed. It’s the reason I am who I am. I have won so many matches and different tournaments because of the failures.
You don’t build tenacity, you don’t build work ethic, you don’t build a lot of stuff without failing. It makes you stronger, grittier and extra appreciative when you do reach your goals,” she was quoted as saying.