Teenager Amber Asghar is in philosophical mood after missing out on the Aegon British Junior National Championships final
10:42am Friday 23rd August 2013 in Sport
Wimbledon tennis starlet Jasmine Amber Asghar was in philosophical mood after crashing out in the semi-finals of the Aegon British Junior National Championships.
The 15-year-old lost 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 to Maia Lumsden at the Nottingham Tennis Centre on Thursday.
Amber Asghar looked to be heading for a place in the final after having Lumsden a set and 4-1 down, before the Scot clicked up a gear to drag the match back to two sets apiece.
The momentum was with Lumsden as she went on to win the final set comfortably. But having played excellent tennis all week and pushed one of the best young talents in the world all the way, Amber Asghar was in good spirits.
“It is ok, I think I played really well so I can’t be that upset about it,” she said.
“It is usually a first or second round exit for me so to see the progress I have made in a year is really great.
“I think changing venues to the hard courts in Nottingham rather than the clay in Bournemouth has been a big help though because I am a power player and hard courts suit my game a lot more.
“I am happy with the way I played and Maia is an excellent player so I’ll just have to get back to it and try again next time.”
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