Sam's Miami Blog: Saturday
Published March 27, 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!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Like I said yesterday I was going to have a pretty quiet day today. I practiced once and that was about all. I went for dinner in South Miami. It was crazy down there. There were lots of people around and there were some interesting looking characters from all walks of life. Having driven around Miami a bit now I've noticed how repetitive the songs are on the radio and how bad some of the ads are... It's ridiculous what they advertise on the radio. Does anyone really call 411-PAIN after getting into a car accident? Next time you're in Miami have a listen, it's pretty funny.
Tomorrow is going to be a busy and long day. I play Virginie Razzano first match at 11am and then doubles fourth match.
Our Fed Cup team has been finalized now (you'll all have to wait for it to be announced) but we are playing the Ukraine in Ukraine. I've never been there before so it will be good to go to someplace different. It could be pretty cold there so that will be a shock to the system coming from here, where it's starting to heat up.
I've answered more of your questions tonight so have a look and I'll be back tomorrow hopefully with some good news and good results for me.
With a whole country willing you on, do you feel more pressure to achieve or does it give you more desire with no negatives? Ben
I don't feel pressure, I use their support to motivate me. I love playing in Australia and having the crowd support is a bonus. There is nothing better than playing on Rod Laver Arena knowing the majority of the crowd wants me to win.
What would you say is the largest improvement you've made that has caused your rise up the rankings? Diane
I think belief in myself and my tennis. Having a plan for each match and learning how to use my strengths against each opponent. Also being more consistent week in week out.
Do you have a tattoo? If not, would you get one? Wanda
No I don't have a tattoo. I have thought about getting one and maybe one day, but I want to make sure whatever I get means something, otherwise I'm sure I'll regret it one day. I don't want to make the same mistake as my brother... I don't think he will like his when he is 50 ;) Sorry Dom.
Who is your favorite men's player? Would you play mixed doubles with him? Muhammad
It's a tie between Roger and Rafa. I like them both for different reasons (apart from the fact Roger is the best player who has ever lived!) and yes I would play mixed doubles with either of them in a heartbeat!
Are you in touch with your family regularly while on the road? Guada
Yes I stay in touch with my family while I'm away. Sometimes we talk on the phone more regularly then other times but always on e-mail or text message.
I saw you use chopsticks with your left hand - are you a lefty? Ai
I always eat left-handed. When I was little I did everything left-handed but then changed and my right side became more dominant. I can still write left-handed and some other things still feel more natural to do like a lefty.
Do you cook? If so, what's your favorite thing to cook? Rach
Yes I love cooking as being on the Tour results in lots of restaurants and player lounges. When I'm home I like to stay in for dinner a lot. My signature dish is a chicken dish. No one I've made it for has been disappointed. It's chicken thigh marinated in garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin powder and cinnamon. Hmm so good! I like making apple pie too.