King of Prussia’s Ann Li is taking on this year’s Australian Open on a winning streak after coming out victorious in her final Grampians Trophy match, according to a staff report from the WTA Tennis.
In the semifinal match, Li upset the 7th-seeded Jennifer Brady to become a WTA finalist for the first time in her fledgling career.
But due to the delayed schedule and beginning of the Australian Open on Monday, the final game of the Grampians Trophy would not be played. This means that Li and her would-be-opponent Anett Kontaveit of Estonia got to share the winning trophy.
Li was pushed hard during her maiden WTA semifinal as both the first and second sets finished in tiebreaks. The victor was determined from a match-tiebreak, giving Li the right to add the “WTA singles finalist” phrase to her resume.
The key to a breakthrough week was “not focusing on the results, obviously, just focusing on doing the right things and playing the right way,” said Li. “I do feel like I have confidence just from all the work I put in in pre-season.”
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