Garbiñe's Blog: The Need For Speed
Published February 26, 2014 12:12
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Let me take you through what I did today... on my day off!
After I woke up I had a nice breakfast in the hotel, then I went back to my room again and watched a movie. I watched The Fast And The Furious. I love action movies. And then I went on the social networks to update my Twitter and Facebook, those kinds of things. After that I came to the tournament to watch my next opponent - I'm playing Alison Van Uytvanck in the quarterfinals tomorrow. I played her before, in an ITF tournament, and she's a good player. She was playing very well today too.
It will be tough!
Then I went to eat, then back to the hotel to rest for a few hours, then back to the courts to practice for an hour, and then some interviews here. It's very nice to have the courts so close to the hotel - you have the chance to go back to the hotel and rest whenever you need it. It's really helpful.
About the interviews - I've really started to enjoy that part of the tennis life. At the beginning the attention is hard because you're not used to it, but with time you're more relaxed and it's easier.
And now, some of your questions... thank you for sending them in!
Have a good night :)
Is it true you didn't play much junior tennis but more ITFs at a young age? Pete, Australia
Yeah. When I was younger I started to play the ITFs, because my coach said I needed to play ITFs and not juniors. I think if I went back and did it again I would play a little bit more juniors, just to see and play against the same girls who were my age, but now I think it was the right decision.
Who was your tennis idol growing up? Mark, Philippines
Serena Williams. When I was little I was watching her on TV all the time. She's the best.
Do you feel more Spanish or Venezuelan? Alex, Belgium & Greece
I feel both, because I have family in both countries, so 50% each I would say!
Do you spend a lot of time in Venezuela? Will you go there after this South American tour?
I usually go when I have holidays or when I have a chance to go, but it's usually very difficult because I'm always travelling, and I don't want to travel when I'm holidays, but I do when I have time!
With hardly any points to defend later in the year, what's your year-end goal? Will, England
I don't have a specific goal. I just want to finish the best that I can. I have nothing to defend in the second half of the year, so I just want to see what I can achieve - we'll see :)