Sorana Cirstea's US Open Blog: Thursday

Sorana Cirstea, one of the WTA's brightest young rising stars, keeps us up to speed from the Big Apple.

Published August 30, 2012 12:00

NEW YORK, NY, USA - Sorana Cirstea has been rising back up the WTA ranks this year, her season so far highlighted by three semifinals and two more quarterfinals - as well as a slew of Top 10 and Top 20 wins. Catch up with the vibrant Romanian in her WTA Player Blog from the city that never sleeps!

Sorana Cirstea

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hey guys,

Unfortunately I had a really bad day yesterday, I lost my singles match. I was disappointed, but not about the result, it was the way I played that really bothered me. I didn't do anything from the things that I should have, and I take full responsibility for the result and for the outcome of the match.

I've had a nice year with some good results and big wins... but what happened this tournament happened quite often this year, I couldn't back up those big wins with another good match... yesterday I allowed myself a mourning day with tears and the whole menu, but now everything is back to normal :)

We get so caught up in the moment that we forget to look at the big picture, and if you do that you realize it's not a big deal, and there are much more important things in life than the loss of a match. And I'm sure in a few weeks I'm gonna look back at this and laugh... but it did hurt and the reason for that is because I care a lot and I put my heart into this...

On a diffrent note, everything is happening for a reason in life, and I do believe this tournament will make me stronger and I will learn from the mistakes. I still have so much more room to improve and the most important thing is that I still have that will and desire to get better...

I know the usual blog could be about what I do, what and where I eat, how I sleep, how I practice and all that stuff... but I tend to write about other things and hopefully this way you can get a different feeling from a different perspective out of this week's posts... At this level the mind makes the difference because we all know how to hit backhands and forehands :)

Now talking about something else... usually after I lose I fly straight away the next day home... but this time even if I wanted to fly out tomorrow I can't! My passport is at the Japanese embassy right now, in line to get a visa so I can play the tournament in Tokyo in a few weeks. So until that little friend comes I'm stuck in New York... Poor Sorana, some of you will say! She has to stay an extra day in New York :)

I'm never jealous of anyone, but I do admit that I'm jealous of people that don't have to get visas... life is so much easier when you have the freedom to go whenever you want without having to stay in line to ask for permission to enter a certain country...

Sooooo... this means that you will have to hear from me tomorrow again... I'm not sure if that's good luck or bad luck for you guys :)

I will report on my day off in NY, stay tuned ;)

Take care, I'm sending everyone a big hug!!



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