Jeanjean said her college experience had stood her in good stead and given her the perspective to enjoy what she’s achieving.
“In the USA I lost my fitness,” she said. “I took on weight, so I worked on being fit. So I practised, I managed to work on a few gaps, but the most important thing was the fitness and also the attitude on court.
“I'm very happy with what's happening. But it's true that with the life experience I have had, this actually helps me to keep my cool, to keep some distance, and to give the best in such moments.”
Change of plan
Jeanjean will play Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania in the third round and with her ranking set to rise inside the world’s top 150, the Frenchwoman will try to qualify for Wimbledon next month and plans to test herself on the WTA tour.
“The first thing was to play a Grand Slam and to have a second round. Of course my schedule is going to change, because I was expecting to do ITF tournaments and other low-ranked tournaments,” she said. “Now, of course, I will certainly do WTA tournaments.”
Jeanjean is guaranteed to earn at least 125,800 euros, courtesy of her trip to the third round.
“That will make life easier. I can certainly pay a coach, pay my tickets when I go to tournaments. I can actually travel around further away. I can actually have staff. So this will change everything, certainly,” she added.
“I have no ranking limit. I would like to be top 100 and to be able to play Grand Slams. I will play and we will see what happens.”