From Nice to Nürnberg

After a disappointing Miami Open in April, Yanina traveled to Nice to train at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy, working hard to get back in the game. When it came time to play again at the WTA Rabat Open on May 1st, Yanina lost her first round match against Makarova (WTA 40) in two sets (63 62). At the ITF Cagnes-Sur-Mer, one week later, Yanina again couldn't get past her first round opponent, losing to Ukrainian Zavatska (WTA 284) in two sets (75 61). At the ITF tournament in Trnava, Slovakia, Yanina reached the semifinals in doubles and the quarterfinals in singles, going out against tournament winner Vondrousova (WTA 109) with 62 62.

With Yanina's ongoing wrist injury and worries over a legal dispute (which was outside of her control), Yanina has been faced with some true challenges this season. Encouraged by the support of her friends and fans (and dismissive of the harsh and negative comments of others), she is working hard to overcome those challenges and is dedicated to bringing her best game to the upcoming gravel season.

But first up: the WTA Nuremburg Cup. Yanina will play Macedonian Sadikovic (WTA 216) in the first round. Stay tuned.