Due to the delayed schedule to the Grampians Trophy in Melbourne, Team Dunlop player, Ann Li, had to share the title with Anett Kontaveit after they both reached the final of the tournament but ran out of time to complete the match to ensure proper preparation for the Australian Open.
Li had a great run in the tournament as she defeated the 7th seed in the semi-final 7-6(5), 6-7(5), [10-6] making the 20-year-old a WTA finalist for the very first time.
Li said a key to her breakthrough week was “not focusing on the results, obviously, just focusing on doing the right things and playing the right way.”
“I do feel like I have confidence just from all the work I put in in pre-season,” said the former Wimbledon junior singles finalist. “Trying to implement what I’ve learned, I think just that’s what I focus on.”
The finalist did find time however, to joke around with the trophy during the presentation after the matches, holding the trophy together in the most unique of circumstances.
Li used the FX 500. Find out more about it here.