Dec. 14, 2021

Episode 145: Sonay Kartal - Focusing on her own path

Episode 145: Sonay Kartal - Focusing on her own path

In this week´s episode we get to know up-and-coming British player Sonay Kartal.

Sonay, 20, has had an impressive 2021. After coming back from injury earlier in the year, she won the UK Pro League Masters event. 

She also won her first two ITF Pro Circuit titles, breaking into the top 900 for the first time. 

You may have seen Sonay recently in a clip that went viral on social media.  The video is an epic point against US Open Champion Emma Raducanu in an orange ball match when they were both just 9-year-olds. Sonay talks about this and more in a fascinating episode.

Sonay Kartal hitting a tennis ball 

Episode Highlights include:-

  • How the UK Pro League has helped Sonay.
  • Why she doesn´t pay attention to rankings.
  • How having to take ownership of her tennis from a young age has helped her.
  • Why she chose against the US College route.
  • Why she believes losing is important.

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