Harriet Dart opens on low point of her career



by DZEVAD MESIC

Harriet Dart opens on low point of her career
Harriet Dart opens on low point of her career

Great Britain's Harriet Dart, 25, admitted she once hit a low point as she felt she was working hard but the results weren't happening for her. Dart, ranked at No. 122 in the world, made the Indian Wells Masters round-of-16 as a qualifier after stunning Ana Konjuh, Elina Svitolina and Kaia Kanepi.

"I was really at a low point. It was a real struggle for me to get out of a rut where I felt like there was nowhere to go. I put so much work in and then the results weren't happening. Also, my emotional maturity on the court was not still very good.

So I needed to grow in that aspect. I've really worked hard on that and just taking every opportunity as it comes and enjoying being there," Dart told WTA Insider. "There were a lot of emotions that I would feel on the court and sometimes I really wouldn't want to be out there and that's really not me and within my character because I'm such a fighter on the court.

I really want that to show and I want to give everything. I don't want to look back and think you really should have pushed yourself more. "You get this one life and one shot at tennis, and it's really not that long in the grand scheme of things.

So it's just about enjoying more, the little things, the day to day, pushing myself to the limit. I quite enjoy seeing where my limit is."

Dart set to break into the top-100

Dart, who has never been ranked at higher than No.

120, is set to break into the top-100 for the first time in her career following her great Indian Wells run. Dart's most impressive victory in Indian Wells came in the second round, when she impressively recovered to stun former world No.

3 Elina Svitolina. Svitolina easily won the opener but Dart bounced back to stun the Ukrainian 2-6 6-3 6-3. Dart's Indian Wells run will certainly provided the Briton a big boost of confidence and self belief.

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