Anisimova taking the positives
The American stormed through each of her first two rounds in under an hour and dropped just four games collectively ahead of her showdown with Halep. So what happened out there?
It just wasn’t her day, she said.
“It's been one of the worst matches I have played in a while,” she said. “I was just making mistakes all over the place. You know, it's a great experience and I'll definitely learn from it.”
Anisimova, who has reached the third round at her past two majors, said she just wanted to put the defeat behind her and look forward to next season.
“I like playing on slow surfaces,” she said. “I enjoy playing here, so I don't really know. I just really couldn't get into my own game today, and that was my biggest issue. It's really disappointing, but I'm motivated to go back and practise, and I'm looking forward to next year.”