Australian Daria Gavrilova is a fighter and she is not giving up on the 2019 season just yet. Gavrilova is looking to book a spot in the Fed Cup team following another set back, this time at the US Open as she keeps her recovery from injury going.
Gavrilova bowed out of the US Open with a 6-3 6-4 loss to Frenchwoman Fiona Ferro. But the 24-year old has no intentions of stopping at the moment for the season and said that she is upbeat about the Asian Swing. “My foot’s still not where I want it to be but I can still play through it,” Gavrilova said.
“I think I pushed myself today and I tried my best with the circumstances. I’m getting better. It’s a bit up and down but in my mind right now I’m motivated to keep going”. Australia take on France in the Fed Cup final in Perth in November and Gavrilova hopes that she could be by Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur’s side to lead her country to its first Fed Cup title in in 45 years.
“Going back home (for three weeks before the US Open) was a good result and so I’m a bit refreshed and the body’s a bit better,” Gavrilova said. She ended by saying, “Obviously Fed Cup. I think Alicia (Molik) has a tough decision to make with the second singles player. That’s why I want to keep playing in Asia to earn my spot”.