Aga Radwanska's Stanford Blog: Wednesday
Published July 27, 2011 12:00
STANFORD, CA, USA - Four WTA titles, more than $5 million in career prize money, 89 career weeks in the Top 10... and only 22 years old? Agnieszka Radwanska is one of the brightest young stars on the WTA and this week gets back to blogging at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Hello again everyone :)
Well, today wasn't my best tennis, but I was able to beat Chang, 64 36 60. I didn't know how she played beforehand and she was playing well, hitting the ball hard and deep. I was up 1-0, 40-0 in the second set then got into a little bit of trouble when she came back and won that set, but I played much better and more aggressively in the third. I felt much better in my first match. Today the conditions were hot and the ball was flying pretty fast, and of course it's worse when you play someone you've never played. I hadn't even played her in doubles. But I'm happy I won and I'm just ready for my next match now!
After warming up with Ula this morning I waited a long time to go on the court! There were some long, tough matches before me, and I listened to almost all the songs on my iPod while I waited. It's better to have a match go 63 62 before you and you go on - that's perfect. And especially here I'm still feeling jetlagged, even though I've been here for a week. But at least it wasn't a night match. I'd probably be asleep... but you've got to take your butt and get up!
Normally if I'm waiting I also like playing cards. I don't have anyone to play with today but my coach is coming in tonight, in a few hours, so we'll play this week for sure. It's pretty fun. I like poker. But I have been having fun with my sister until now. We're doing fine. Now time for some of your questions :)
A lot of players are superstitious about looking at the draws. Do you look at them or do you avoid them? Leo
I don't really look at the draws. For example today, I know who I'm playing next from the press :) It's going to be either Sam or Sabine. They're both very good players and are both playing very well. I have nothing to lose. I hope it'll be a good match against whichever one - I don't know who will win between them...
What is your favorite way to do your nails? April
I am doing a pretty new thing lately, it's called Cracking Nail Polish. You put normal nail polish on then put the cracking one on top, and it cracks by itself. It's very cool. I just did mine like that yesterday. I change my nails every four days, and it depends on how many matches I play too. I'm obsessed with my nails. There's no chance of finding a picture of me without a manicure!
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