On the 23rd of january it's semifinal day at the Aussie Open. It's a beautiful day at Melbourne Park. It's warm, but not crazy hot like the week before. And there is less wind compared to the previous days.
First I play the semifinal singles against 2nd seed Yui Kamiji. I have a bad start, making too many unforced errors and facing 0-3 when I start to play better. Less mistakes get me to level at 3-3. But then I play some sloppy games and Yui claimes the first set 3-6. I start the 2nd set by taking a lead, making less mistakes and moving forward on the court more. I dominate the 2nd set, claiming it 6-0. In the 3rd set I struggle again. But at 3-3, taking the next game being 0-40 down, it looks like a turning point in the match. Being ahead for the 1st time in the match. But it's not. Yui wins 3 games in a row, and I loose the match 3-6 6-0 4-6. Even winning more points and more games.
I don't have a lot of time to be dissapointed, cause we still have to play the semifinal of doubles. As Aniek pulled out due to an injury, I play with Marjolein Buis. In the semifinal we play Lucy Shuker, who paired up with Sharon Walraven. We don't have a good start, making too many errors. We are down 1-3, when we start to make less mistakes. We take the 1st set 6-3, and don't have problems in the 2nd set, taking it 6-1. So we are in the finals of doubles!!