Sam's Miami Blog: Friday
Published March 26, 2010 12:00
MIAMI, FL, USA - Sam Stosur had a phenomenal fortnight in Indian Wells and now, in her first tournament as a Top 10 singles player, she writes the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Blog for us. Come along for the ride!
Sorry for not writing last night, I got back to the hotel pretty late after Nadia and I played doubles and ran out of time. Today was really long too but I can't not keep you updated for another day! ;) There were a few stops in play due to rain today, which pushed the schedule back, and matches have had to run long into the night.
I won my match in three sets and it was a battle. Carla made me work for it, that's for sure. I'm very pleased to be through to the next round. I have a day off tomorrow as the doubles draw is still trying to catch up from cancelled matches today. One practice and a massage and I'll be done for the day.
Thanks for sending in all your questions, I'm trying to answer as many as I can. Here are a few more now.
Given you divide your time between US and Australia, you fly awfully long distances all the time. How do you cope with jet lag? Carl, UK
I just try to sleep whenever I can on the flights. If I'm tired and want to sleep I do, I don't really worry too much about what the time will be where I'm arriving. I figure if I can be as well rested as possible that's probably best.
What do you regard as your big weapons? Moja, South Africa
My serve, more specifically my second serve, and forehand.
What tournaments serve the best food to the players? Ken, USA
Toronto is amazing, it would have to be my favourite in 2009. A few years ago when I played in Stuttgart that was awesome too. I remember staying at the courts later some days just so we could have dinner there... That doesn't happen unless its really good!
Who are you good friends with on the Tour? Martha
All the Australians. All of us get along really well and want to see each other do well. It's nice to hang out with people from your own country when on the road too, just to talk about home or have a laugh, we all have a pretty similar sense of humour so that makes for fun times. A couple of other players who are good to have a laugh with are Francesca Schiavone and Svetlana Kuznetsova.
What is the significance of the ring that is intertwined in the necklace you wear in your matches? Hopefully that is not too personal! Elaine
It is nothing significant. It's actually just part of the necklace and chain. Its a Bvlgari necklace and I bought it for myself in Seoul when I played the tournament there in 2008. The other necklace I'm wearing at the moment I bought at the same time. I couldn't choose between the two so thought seeing as I had a good week and made the final there I'd get both ;)
I'm going to have to sign off now but I'll be back tomorrow.
Thanks for reading,