Andrea Petkovic's Carlsbad Blog: Saturday
Published August 06, 2011 12:00
CARLSBAD, CA, USA - Ranked No.11 this week and no matter how she does in Carlsbad, Top 10 next week. German No.1 Andrea Petkovic has had the best year of her career and is this week's WTA blogger. Read on...
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Hello everybody. Unfortunately I lost my semifinal to Aga today - she played fantastic though, and I have to give all the credit to her.
I had a little incident during the match. I was not feeling my best... I think I ate something wrong for lunch. I'm quite sure of it actually. First I thought it was a lack of energy so I ate a banana, but that made it feel much worse... after the first set I felt really drained and felt like vomiting all the time. I told the umpire I wanted to go to the bathroom because I had to throw up - I think everybody heard it actually! At the point where I ran out, I couldn't hold it back anymore. I didn't want to be on SportsCenter for the next 25 years.
I'm sure you don't want details from the bathroom but I felt much, much better after running off the court like a maniac :)
I had trouble finding my intensity after that. I needed five, six, seven games... that is too much. Maybe one game earlier and I could have turned it around.
I talked to Aga and she also felt ill - she only drank half a bottle of water the whole match because she felt sick to her stomach. I don't know... I just had some rice and there was some kind of meat. I don't want to speculate though.
I kept pushing and really believed until the end I could turn it around. Next time will be better. On to the next one now.
Before the tournament started people were telling me I'm going to be Top 10 next week. I wanted to underline that with my performance on the court. It's a great achievement to become a Top 10 player, but I also still believe I have so much more work to do, so many things to improve. I'm still at the beginning. But still I'm happy I was playing well this week, moving well, hitting the ball well...
I was also running off the court really well :)
Thanks for reading this week and thank you for all of the great questions. I'll talk to you all again very soon!