Sara Tomic: Hard work definitely pays off!

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Sara Tomic: Hard work definitely pays off!

Following an inspirational win at the Sydney International Qualifying, Sara Tomic recently spoke about her ambitions in 2018. Tomic missed out on a chance of winning the Wild Card for the Australian Open but that has not hampered her preparations for the upcoming season.

Fighting back from a set down, Tomic beat Ons Jabeur 2-6 7-5 6-4 in what was her best performance so far. "She's a great player. I'm so happy I got the win. It wasn't easy. I was fighting every point," Tomic said.

"I was making a lot of errors in the first set. I got here yesterday, so I think that affected my feeling of the court. But I kept telling myself: 'Jst try. Keep going, keep going'. The momentum started to come and I started to get more confident on shots.

I started to believe more. "Hard work definitely pays off. It's definitely not talent, it's definitely hard work." Focusing the 2018 season, Tomic is hoping to make this a breakout year. "Hopefully it's a good year for everyone," Tomic said.

"Win or lose, as long as I try my best. That's more important than anything and I develop my game for the future. "There's still a lot to learn. If I break through, that's great. If it doesn't happen, I'll just continue to work and results will come." ALSO READ TWUSA exclusive with Tom Annear: From Maharashtra Open unto the Miami Open