Wimbledon: Katie Boulter finds ‘positives’ in crushing defeat to Elena Rybakina | Tennis News

The last Briton crashed out of the singles tournament at the All England Club when Elena Rybakina swiftly ended Katie Boulter’s Wimbledon campaign on Center Court on Saturday night.

But Boulter ignored the disappointment. “I wouldn’t say that [being the last Briton] A lot goes through my head,” she said after her 6-1, 6-1 loss to defending champion Rybakina.

“Of course I want to give my best every day but I can only focus on myself and that’s what I will continue to do.

Boulter could not find an answer against Rybakina

She added, “I will always look at something positive.” “The crowd is incredible. You know, going out there, they’re behind me at every single point and I felt them all the time. I wanted to give them a little bit more.

“Unfortunately I couldn’t do that. But I appreciated every moment I was there.”

She insisted that she could move on from that defeat. “I have a very good time ahead of me for the rest of the year,” Boulter said. “It’s a good opportunity for me to move up my rankings and really make a statement.

“These are the matches I want to play,” she added. “I want to compete against the best in the world, and I have to do that every week.

“Some days you play well. Some days you don’t. Some days they go your way. The more matches I play, the more confident I am and the more I learn about myself and the more I try to improve myself.” I can.” ,

Rybakina seemed a level above Boulter when they played. The Briton said, “I wouldn’t say I really felt like I got into the match. He’s obviously the defending champion for a reason, and I learned a lot.”

“There are some players who are at the top of the game, you have to adjust and you have to prepare yourself for that. I’ve done that before. I think I’ve played serves like that, but obviously today it was too much for me

Katie Boulter of Britain serves to Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan during the women's singles match on day six of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 8, 2023.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Boulter had to admit Rybakina was much better on the day (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

“I will continue to work on myself and my return, but there is no doubt that it has certainly improved a lot over the last few months. Had a little slip in the return game today.

“At the end of the day she was relentless. She was a far better player.”

Boulter believes there are positives to be found in this. “It’s part of the game and ultimately I have to choose,” he added. “I will sit here tomorrow morning and tell you I am at a career high.

“I’ve had a really positive few weeks. I’ve come after five long weeks with no injuries, no problems. Those are the things I’ll focus on and really move on to the rest.” Year.

“I would have liked to have won today but I have to take positive things. I am a very positive person and I have no doubt that I will bring it to my mind tomorrow.”

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