Sori's Story: Home Away From Home

The last time Sorana Cirstea played in America, she brought us the WTA Blog - and the Romanian No.1 will be reprising that role during the spring American swing. First stop, Las Vegas... read on.

Published February 28, 2013 12:00

Sorana Cirstea, Gil Reyes

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hey guys,

A few of you probably remember that last year during the US Open I kept the daily blog for the WTA website - well now I'm back, and this time for six weeks...... yes you read it right, I will be writing through the whole six weeks I'm in the US. Not sure anyone has done this for so long before, but I see this as your chance to get bored of me :)))))

Right now I'm in Las Vegas working very hard with my adidas team and preparing for the next tournaments in Indian Wells, Miami and Charleston. During this time I'll be blogging... actually I'm not a fan of the word "blogging" as it sounds too formal... that was the reason I called this "Sori's Story" instead of "Sori's Blog". I feel it's a little more personal and sounds friendlier. So during these next few weeks you will get an inside look into my life, my perceptions, my ideas, my values and opinions, and my way of seeing things... or maybe not. I can't promise anything :) My friends always say I'm an expert in talking a lot but saying nothing in the end! I guess that's my job's fault - in time I've learned that no matter what questions people ask me, I can always go around and around until I get them wherever I want with my answer! Okay too much talking, now it's time to say something concrete!

As I've already mentioned, I'm in Vegas till Sunday, when we will be driving to Indian Wells. It's a beautiful drive through the mountains and the desert, but the best thing about this is that I don't have to go through another airport security check!!!

Through the years I've spent so much time here that I call this place my 'home away from home'... It's the one place that gives me peace and makes me happy, so I tend to come as much as I can.

And since they asked me to keep it short for my first entry (not sure how short you would call this) I will try to wrap it up. Plus I need to get some sleep and get ready for another good training day tomorrow. I have an early practice with Andrea Petkovic, and she is German, so I'm not allowed to be late!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes she is back and she is here as well - I'm so happy to see her healthy again, fit and ready to go. She is a sweetheart of a girl, one of the nicest people I know, and the tour is always a much better place when she's around. In the afternoon I will be in the gym for my daily session with Gil Reyes, working on my 'pipes' (that's biceps in our Vegas slang). By now all of you guys know how much he means to me and how he is not only helping me be a better athlete, but above all, a better person, and that's far more important.......

And as I'm done, I'm going to go and pack some blankets for tomorrow now, so I don't forget. It's freezing cold here in Vegas, as you can see in the pic below. And since I have a feeling Andrea and I won't miss a ball tomorrow, our adidas coaches Darren Cahill and Sven Groeneveld won't have much work to do except sit around and watch :)))))))



Watch video of Sorana training in Las Vegas in CNN's Open Court feature here!

Sven Groeneveld, Darren Cahill

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