Sometimes you can find useful tidbits within a sports report. Check out these comments from the report about Au, who had never beaten her opponent before.
“I feel really, really happy right now,” said Au. “To beat Nicol – in my first ever win on the glass court at this event – is a massive result and makes all the hard work over the summer feel worth it."
“At 2-0 I started to think about the win and I began to rush and make some mistakes which gave her confidence. She can come back from any scoreline so I had to get back to my game plan and play patient squash in the fifth."
“I had to come out in the fifth and imagine it was the start of the match again. I forgot about the score and just tried to play each point."
What tidbits are here? 1. Training pays off. 2. Don't think about the win before you've won. 3. Your opponent can give you confidence. 4. Have a game plan and stick to it. 5. Play each point as it comes.
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