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Rebecca Marino's Memphis Blog: Saturday

Canada's Rebecca Marino reached her first WTA final in Memphis - and blogged the whole way. Here's the last entry...

Published February 19, 2011 12:00

MEMPHIS, TN, USA - Rebecca Marino has been rising quickly up the rankings and is now seeded for the first time at a WTA tournament, the Cellular South Cup. The young Canadian serves up her first WTA blog this week...

Magdalena Rybarikova, Peter Lebedevs, Rebecca Marino

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Hey everyone,

It's my final blog post for this week as this was the last day of the tournament. It definitely did not go the way I would have wanted it to. I had to retire from the match due to a left abdominal strain, which I briefly mentioned in the last post. I usually pride myself on being a tough cookie and persevering through pain and injuries. But it got to a point where I could no longer play due to the amount of pain.

Despite this I would like to congratulate Magdalena on winning the title here in Memphis. She is a great competitor and played a great week.

I also had a great time here in Memphis. All of the tournament staff were unbelievable, and the definition of "southern hospitality". Thanks for following my blog this week, and look forward to seeing you all somewhere down the road.

And as I mentioned before you can follow my twitter @rebecca_marino or my official facebook page if you want to follow my progress a little bit more!

All the best,

Rebecca

Where are you playing over the next couple of months? Jennifer, US
I was supposed to play in Monterrey, Mexico in a few weeks but had to withdraw due to injury. So the next tournaments that I will be playing are Indian Wells qualifying, and Miami qualifying.

Which one of the Grand Slams would you like to win the most? Fred, US
At this point I am not too picky, any Grand Slam title is an amazing achievement! But I've really enjoyed the Aussie Open and the US Open so far, so I guess they're my picks. :)

What advice do you have for up-and-coming juniors and their families? Patti, Canada
For starters I would say tennis is a great sport to be involved in. Secondly, I would say there is no hurry when it comes to success. People progress at different rates. The main thing is there has to be a passion for the sport from the child, and a supportive family.

Do you, Milos and Daniel support each other? Ben, Canada
Of course! I have to say both Milos and Daniel are great guys, and amazing players. Anytime a Canadian does well the other Canadian players are very supportive and positive.

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