Sam Stosur was disappointed with her second-round loss to Timea Bacsinzsky at the Sydney International but saw many positives to take with her to the Australian Open next week.
The 34-year-old will continue to work on her game leading into the first Grand Slam, citing her solid first-round victory over Dominika Cibulkova in the first round as a positive.
"I was really pleased with that match," Stosur said.
"And, yeah, I'm ready to play whoever I get drawn against.
"I'm still confident in my ability and what I'm able to do out on a tennis court. I'll be ready."
Although Stosur, who's currently ranked 69th in the world, would've liked to have progressed further in the Sydney International, she felt her back-to-back three-set matches have been good preparation for next week's first major of 2019.
"I have played two really tough matches, three hours today, and going into Melbourne you want that match play," she said.
"Obviously it would be nice to be [still] here, but it's not to be.
"So I have a few days to really try and keep practicing and be ready for the first round."
The former US Open Champion will meet Ukraine's young up and coming Dayana Yastremska in the first round next week and she'll be expecting a tough match.
"Whether they're No. 1 in the world or the last one in, everyone is out there trying to achieve the same thing and play well, and there is typically no easy matches," Stosur said.
"And if you somehow manage to snag one, well, happy days."