PRESS RELEASE – Marjolein Buis failed to extend her title last year at the US Open. Together with fellow countryman Aniek van Koot, she resolves the final of the last Grand Slam tournament of the year. Diede de Groot (Netherlands) and Yui Kamiji (Japan) were too strong in two sets: 3-6, 4-6.
In the final both couples were very well matched. “I played very well, it was perhaps my best match in the last six months”, Tube looks back. “It could have gone both ways, especially in the second set we had chances. We came 4-1, had chances at 5-1, but in a few long and exciting games the quarterback always fell in Their direction. Pity. I was happy to defend my title last year (then Buis with De Groot, ed.) Successfully. “
In the singles, the US Open for Tube was very disappointing. In the quarter finals she lost to Kamiji: 0-6, 0-6. The story of that match was simple: where the Japanese used every chance, the 30-year-old Beuning did not succeed. “I had a good game plan, always close to victory in our last encounters,” Buis sighed. “Now Kamiji had come up with a totally different strategy: lots of high balls, very steady, everything backfired, . Like a wall And I had no answer. I got chances in every game; you can not see tat in the score. That’s too bad. “
ranking Because of the defeat against Kamiji, pipe drops to ninth position in the new world rankings from place 5. “I will be home next week, afterwhich I will play two tournaments in Italy and France. I want to earn enough points to get back to the top eight players in the world. “
Text: Robin Wubben / ParaWatcher