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Sam's Miami Blog: Friday

Fresh off a day off, Sam Stosur catches us up with her goings-on after winning her doubles semifinal match with Nadia Petrova.

Published April 02, 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!

Samantha Stosur

Friday, April 2, 2010

Hello again,

Today was another good day at the tournament. We won our doubles match in straight sets. It was looking like it could go to a third set but we managed to win the last five games in a row so saved ourselves having to play a super tie-break. We now play Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta in the final. I'm looking forward to Sunday and playing in another final, hopefully Nadia and I can do one better then last week at Indian Wells.

It was great having a day off yesterday. It's amazing how one day off can rejuvenate you and make you feel just that little bit fresher the next day you walk on the court. I had a very relaxing day, slept in (again! have to get myself out of this habit I've formed these two weeks in Miami) I went to Coconut Grove and had a look around the shops but didn't buy anything but a frozen yogurt. Later in the afternoon I went to the pool but it was quite windy so I didnt last too long down there.

Many days on tour are the same but with a few little variations in practice times, matches or where we eat. Kinda like that movie Groundhog Day. I'm not complaining by any means but we do the same things a lot! ;)

What do you usually eat before and during a match? Evan
The food at all the tournaments is pretty similar. There is always pasta and I usually like to eat that before I play. Sometimes I have it with tomato sauce and chicken or something like that but other times I just like it plain with olive oil, parmesan and salt and pepper. I rarely eat during a match but if I do I might have a Powerbar or banana but usually the bananas have been out on court all day and are hot and gone brown so I pass on that most times.

What is the best thing about being a professional tennis player, and what is the worst? Scott, Australia
There are lots of great things about what I do. Being able to see so much of the world is pretty amazing. I'm sure I wouldn't have been to Paris 11 times already if I weren't playing tennis. The one thing I really dont enjoy is all the flying. The amount of hours spent on a plane or in airports is crazy, whenever possible I like to drive to the tournament. That makes this time of year easy as we are playing on the East Coast.

How do you keep your mental focus and concentration during a match with everyone yelling and rooting for you between points? Bill
I think that's something you just get better at the more you experience it. For sure at the start of my career it was harder but that probably didn't matter if I was on a big court or not. It definitely makes it more exciting to play if there are lots of fans yelling and cheering during a match.

Which would you prefer: one Grand Slam but it being the Australian, or two Grand Slams but neither of them being the Australian? Diana
As much as I would love to win the Australian I would also like to have won two rather then just one Grand Slam so I'm going to say two of the other Slams.

Sam

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