Mihaela up to task
Injuries had wreaked havoc on the Romanian’s career and it was during a near two-year stint on the sidelines in 2013 and 2014 that she completed her PhD. in sport science.
Buzarnescu did not even contest her first Grand Slam main draw until she qualified for the 2017 US Open.
Win or lose, this would go down as a one of her career highlights, a dream fulfilled on one of the grandest stages in her sport.
“It was like a dream for a long time to play against her, because since I was young I was following her and her sister. Was always like a goal to play against such a legend,” she said.
“I'm really proud and happy that she is showing to the world that you can play in a very good level at this age… I have always said that no matter what age you are, as long as you feel so well on the court and you want to play tennis, just play until you're the one who decides. For me, it shows that you can do it.”