Monday, April 3, 2017

Video: Reix wins in Australia


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By Nick Fishpool

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MORNINGTON, AUSTRALIA: Sherazad Reix from France gave herself an early birthday present in the form of a first singles title on the ITF Pro Circuit since July 2015 with a straight sets defeat of Barbora Krejcikova.

Celebrating her 28th birthday today (Monday), sixth seeded Reix marked her last day as a 27-year-old by upsetting the fifth seed 76(3) 64 in Sunday’s final, the only sets dropped all week by the Czech Republic player who was competing in her second successive final in Mornington.

"She was a good player, it was a tough match."

Reix, who had to retire during the opening set of her first round match here the previous week, put the extra time this made available to her to good use when preparing for this tournament saying: "I retired last week, I could just, like, watch all girls playing. I think this helped me a lot."

Speaking of her injury after this title win, her first at the $25,000 level, Reix explained: "The injury was pretty bad. It was hurting during the week but it’s my last week and I have two weeks off after that so that’s why I was like ‘it’s okay if it hurts this week, I’m just gonna try and play on it’ and it didn’t get worse, it was just painful."

In short, "I was just fighting…suck it up," she added smiling.

Switching her focus to upcoming ambitions, Reix was looking at competing in more $25k events and maybe stepping up to $60k events but was aiming to continue to play well leading up to Roland Garros, "I would love to have a wild card into the main draw," she said.

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