Desirae Krawczyk always dreamed of playing professional tennis. She just didn't know it would be quite like this.
"To be honest it hasn't really hit me yet. I was just telling my boyfriend like 'we just played in a grand slam final' like it's a dream. I've obviously wanted to be a professional tennis player growing up but to achieve this - it's just amazing," said Krawczyk.
The 26-year-old Palm Desert native fell short in the Ladies' Doubles Final.
The 14th-seeded pairing of Krawczyk and Alexa Guarachi from Chile lost to the reigning champions and #2 seeded team of Kristina Mladenovic and Timea Babo, falling 6-4, 7-5 in Sunday’s final.
But their run as a team is something that should be celebrated. It's a new career-best for Krawczyk, who appeared in her first ever Grand Slam final.
"I have to pinch myself a little bit. But to know I'm there and I can be there again, hopefully I can I give myself that opportunity again."
Krawczyk is a 4-time winner on the WTA Tour. She's currently ranked 25th and has earned $391,748 in prize money for her career.