It will also depend on the surface, Roland Garros will be a whole different animalIf the said quote from Leylah is correct or correctly translated then she fell into the trap of assuming that given all her amazing victories over top players at the IIOpen, she was entitled to defeat Emma. It's always disappointing to lose a GS final, but my reading of Leylah's body language in those final games and presentation ceremony was that it was losing to Emma rather than losing a GS final that hurt her.. If I am correct, then Emma is in her head. Leylah might have a hard defeating her in future.
She lives in her own dream. I accept it that is her choice. She had been defeated in real life.She can’t accept the defeat because she knows in her heart of hearts that she is the better player.
After her loss at the us open, she reacted like a champion would, worked hard for a month to improve her serve and transition game. Her hard work paid off at Indian wells, where her transition game was in full display, and she was a good tie-break away from getting to the quarterfinals. That is a theme in Leylah’s young career. She always figures things out, always looks to improve, and she never makes excuses.
I don’t think she’ll ever accept the US open defeat. That’s okay, as long as she doesn’t dwell on it and keeps looking forward.