After her win in the third round against Maria Sakkari, Monica Puig spoke about the controversy that followed her second-round win over world no. 2 Caroline Wozniacki. Wozniacki had complained on social media about fans wishing death to her parents.
Puig wasn´t aware of it while the match was happening. ´I didn’t hear anything,´ the world no. 82 admitted. ´The crowd was very emotional and very excited the previous night. But I can’t say. I didn’t hear anything.´ Puig also spoke about her own career.
In 2016 she won the gold medal at the Rio Olympics, then she didn´t meet the expectations set. ´I was only 22-years-old when it happened, still pretty young to win something so huge,´ she said recalling that time.
´So I didn’t really know how to handle the opportunity that came my way, and the moment itself. It took me a while to settle in. It’s a lot about maturity. I feel like I’ve matured so much in the past year and a half.
I’m just really happy where I am, what that moment gave me. I’m just ready to move forward and continue to grow as a tennis player and as a person.´ ALSO READ: Here is what Rafael Nadal needs to do to retain No. 1 ranking position