American Jennifer Brady credited her positive outlook and hard work while training in Germany during the recent shutdown to her recent run of form and reaching her first Grand Slam semi-final at the US Open on Tuesday. The 25 year old Brady defeated Yulia Putintseva 6-3.
6-2 to move into the last four at Flushing Meadows - a few weeks after she won her first WTA singles title in Lexington, Kentucky. Speaking to the reporters in New York, Brady says, "Yeah, I would say there was a huge difference in my attitude, in my outlook of things, just my perspective in life.
I would say today I'm just, you know, enjoying every single day. I have a very positive outlook on life. And not even tennis. Just even off-court, I would say everything that I'm doing daily, and I hope I continue to think like this and, you know, can enjoy each and every single day."
Jennifer Brady happy with decision to train in Germany
One of the major changes that Brady made in recent months was to go to Germany where she trained with a new coach and trainer, saying she wanted to maximise her potential as a player..
"I decided to go to Germany, because I found a new coach and he was based out of Germany, as well as my trainer there, Daniel. I decided if I want to give myself an opportunity to maximize my potential and see how far I can get as a tennis player, I think I have to make a change.
Because they were based out of Germany, I decided, Okay, I'll go to Germany. I had no problem with that. I was looking forward to it, something different, out of the box, different from the usual staying at home and training in Florida.
Yeah, really happy with the decision." It doesn't get any easier for the 25 year old Jennifer Brady, who will now meet two-time major winner Naomi Osaka for a spot in the final. "Naomi has won, you know, a Grand Slam. She's obviously a great player.
Very powerful, big serve, big shots off the baseline, one-two punch. You know, she's a really good player."