Garbiñe's Blog: Roller Coaster
Published February 27, 2014 12:14
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Hello again everybody :)
I think the match tonight was a roller coaster for me. In the first set I was really concentrated and playing really well, then in the second set I got nervous because I saw I had the match in control, and I think I accelerated too much. In the third set I just told myself to stay calm, that she was playing well and to just do my best. So I got calmer and played better, and... ahhh, I'm so happy I won!
My day off yesterday helped me a lot, I think. I had already played two matches and one was 7-5 in the third, and with this weather it's really hard. I needed some time to recover, so it was just perfect.
Earlier today I put a picture up on Twitter of me and Carla outside the hotel - I've put the tweet here in the blog (look below!) we went to the shopping center to get a coffee. We just hung out, talked about the next tournaments, what we'd do in Indian Wells - we talked about playing golf, and if we have time going to Las Vegas also. I've never been there, and it would be nice just to see the city!
Garbiñe Muguruza (@GarbiMuguruza) February 27, 2014
Tonight I'm going to celebrate with my coach because today was a good victory for me. I fought so hard and feel very proud of what I did today. So we'll go and have a nice dinner. It might take me a while to calm down though - when you play three long sets like this you're still really excited afterwards.
It's going to be another tough match tomorrow against Shvedova. I saw her play today and she was playing really well. I know she's a really amazing player, she did some amazing results the last few years, so I'll just have to go out there and try and play my best, and I hope I can win again.
What is your favourite routine right before a match? Patrick
I like to listen to music. I listen to Rihanna, David Guetta... I talk with my coach a lot too - we're moving and talking for about half an hour before a match. Also, an hour or an hour and a half before a match I'll eat something like white rice or pasta, chicken... but I don't eat too much, really.
Next year will you play both tournaments in Brazil do you think? Gil
I would love to come back here - I love Brazil - but the problem is that the first one is on clay, and it breaks my season up a little bit. To Florianopolis for sure though, and maybe to Rio one day too.