27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Sabrina Santamaria: I really wanted the gold medal

In the women’s singles tennis final Sabrina Santamaria (USA) lost two sets 6-2 and 7-5 to Japan’s Sachie Ishizu.

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Universiade. Day 11. Tennis © RIA Novosti/Alexey Kudenko

The American athlete could not hold back tears after her loss.

“I really wanted the gold medal, and I thought I could catch up to my opponent in the last set. But I am happy with each moment that I spent in Kazan. I made a lot of friends here, walked the city streets, went to the Kremlin and I’ve met the Tatar people,” Sabrina told reporters. 

Media Department of Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate