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Irina Falconi's Charleston Blog: Thursday

Irina Falconi wraps up her Family Circle Cup week and announces the name of her new regular blog!

Published April 05, 2012 12:00

CHARLESTON, SC, USA - Irina Falconi - a rising star on the WTA, as well as in the world of WTA Blogs - brings us all the latest from Charleston. Read on!

Charleston...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

What's going on peeps?

So yeah, sorry about yesterday. Got a little "tied" up with some requirements and all that jazz that one must do at tournaments with the staff and people that come watch you....yadda yadda yadda.

So, anyway, Tuesday was fun. I got up early with Jeff to go practice. Yup, day after match, 9:30 practice. As you do. Jeff's got this nifty little Bose speaker that is super loud and can totally get it going on the court if it's really in the morning.
Yup, an hour and a half later with Gwen, Fitty, Em, and David, we got it done. But wait, there's more! I had another practice to go!

Before that though, I got stopped by Coach Jensen from Syracuse for a quick video interview about how awesome going to college is. I could go on a WHOLE rant about that, but if you got questions, go ahead and ask away, I shall answer!

Alright, so yeah, what do you do to end a great trip? You go to the beach---duh. Even though it was super windy and cloudy, it was still a great beach trip. Morgan's Creek for dinner on the Isle as a final dinner with the Sharpes, and it was time to head back to the Ay!

Well friends, this is it.

Here it goes.

The name of the game is...................

Irina's Eyes

Hope you have enjoyed the blog as much as I have enjoyed writing it. Hope to "see" you soon :) Oh the cleverness will never die :-)

I'll be back.

Terminator.

Do you have any pets and if so do they travel with you? Jake, USA
I unfortunately don't have any pets I can travel with. When I'm home, I have Jacob, my awesome Puggle friend, but he's a stay at home dog. Ha!

What have you applied to the WTA from the college level you played at, since the format is somewhat different? Jordan, USA
From college to the WTA, I have applied match toughness, consistent matchplay, and compartmentalizing different aspects of my life. What I mean is that when I was in school, I had to compartmentalize studies, school and my social life. Bam.

US women's tennis is looking bright, but what do you think the biggest obstacle is for US players? Sharon
The biggest obstacle for US players is the rest of the world really. I mean, the competition is so fierce, and we're all working so hard for the same goal. So, what more can you say? Specifically every US player has several things that their team are trying to get better at, so as long as that continues, we are going to be shining REAL BRIGHT REAL SOON.

Share with us your funniest tennis memory. You are the best WTA blogger ever. Karunya, India
Gosh that's a difficult question to answer. Hmmmm. Well, I do remember one line official actually letting out some gas in the middle of a very important point in the third set breaker while we were playing doubles. My partner and I laughed for a solid four points after that. We won the match though. I'll take a win over gas any day ;)

Boom!

-IF

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