Osorio discusses big change that propelled her to shock victory over Svitolina

The win over Elina Svitolina, according to Colombian Camila Osorio, was the most crucial match of her career, since it provided her with the confidence to fight against any woman on the Tour. Osorio stunned world No. 1 with his performance.

Last week, Svitolina made her Tenerife debut. Osorio, who was a heavy underdog against Svitolina, came back from a set down to beat her 5-7 6-3 6-2.

“It was the most important match of my career. It gave me confidence that I can play and compete against the best,” Osorio told radio program 6AM.

Osorio, who began the year ranked No. 186 in the world, is currently ranked No. 53 in the world, a career high.

“When you play professionally, you know that you need to be 100 percent,” said Osorio.

“The mental part is fundamental and that’s what I had to concentrate on the most.”

Camila Osorio. Source: laopinion.com

Osorio wants to be the World No. 1

This season, Osorio has made a significant leap up the rankings list, and she intends to keep climbing.

“My goal is not to be Top 10, my dream is to be No. 1,” she said.

“If I want to be the best I have to improve physically, mentally, my shots—everything I can.”

Osorio finished second in the event despite being handicapped by an abdominal injury sustained in the Tenerife quarterfinal.

“In the quarterfinals it began to bother me. By the final it was affecting me a lot,” she said.

Following a shocking loss against Osorio, Elina Svitolina fired her longtime coach Andrew Bettles.

 “After 5 years and 11 titles together!! Andy and I both agreed it was the right time to move our separate ways.

“I am very thankful for all his hard work and endless support. I wish him only the best in his future career!” Svitolina announced in a Twitter post.

Following her runner-up result in Tenerife, Osorio is taking a week off.

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