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Aldila wants Grand Slam dream to come true next year

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Manila   /   Sat, December 7 2019   /  02:27 am

In spite of limited funding, Indonesian tennis player Aldila Sutjiadi is holding on to her dream of competing at the Grand Slam level as she sets sights on the biggest tournaments next year.Aldila is the country’s women’s singles player with the highest ranking at 356th of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). She reached her career-highest rank of 347th in November, almost a decade after turning pro in 2010.The 24-year-old expressed her desire to compete at Grand Slam tournaments — the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open — after winning gold at the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the women’ singles event on Friday.“Next year, I want to be able to penetrate the top 200 and play at the Grand Slams. [It seems] that the closest Grand Slam I could play at is Roland Garros [the French Open] or Wimbledon,” she said.Throughout the 2019 season, Aldila has been...