Sam's Rome Blog: Before & After

Sam Stosur's week in Rome came to an end Friday. Where is she off to next? What food does she eat at the airport? And what does she bring with her to make her feel closer to home?

Published May 17, 2013 12:00

Samantha Stosur

Friday, May 17, 2013

One last time, ciao from Roma! Well, overall I'm pretty happy with the way I played tonight. It was another really close match against Azarenka and I thought I played well and got pretty close. It's disappointing to not win a really close match like that, but I still have to be happy with how I played.

The best thing for me was probably my return of serve. She places her serve very well and I was able to return very well most of the match. What let me down was probably my serve when it mattered, and that's tough because in a match that close sometimes it comes down to just a few important moments.

Now I'm going to head over to Liechtenstein for a few days. I'll take a couple of days off there, then have a couple of days of practice, and then of course I'm heading to Paris on Wednesday...

I want to thank all of you for reading my blog this week - also all your support, all the fan questions and everything. I hope you enjoyed the blog and I'll talk to you all again soon, I'm sure!

Ciao...

Sam

I've read that you are not a fan of flying. What do you do to get your mind off it? Fiona
I'm actually getting better! It's not too bad now. It's just one of those things that's necessary, because you can't do this business unless you get on a plane. So you just have to live with it. But I just try and stay occupied - read a magazine, watch a movie, or try to sleep whenever I can, really.

What's your favorite TV show? Joanna
My favorite TV show is probably Modern Family right now. That's what I'm watching at the moment. I'm also watching Revenge, Season 2... and I really like Homeland, as well.

Do you stick to a certain diet? How do you eat right while travelling and in airports? Sue, USA
The first thing is to probably try avoid eating in airports, because the food's always terrible! So I always try and eat before or after. As for the diet, it's hard to stick to a certain one when you're in a different city or country every week. You just have to be sensible. I eat a lot of pasta - that's important - but I also like Japanese and Mexican... you just have to be smart with your decisions, really.

What one thing from home do you always carry with you to remind you of home? Lisa
I always have Vegemite, and I always take an Australian flag with me and usually put it up somewhere in the room! Just a couple of little things, but it certainly makes it feel closer to home :)

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