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Flipper's Blog: On To The Next One

The upset bug that has been spreading around both WTA events this week bit Kirsten Flipkens on Tuesday night - catch up with the Belgian No.1 in her blog from the Abierto Monterrey...

Published April 01, 2014 12:13

Kirsten Flipkens

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hello again everyone,

I have to say I didn't feel too comfortable on the court today. I felt good in practice the last couple of days, but it felt like the center court was slower than the practice courts, which made me a bit uncomfortable in the first set. But I have to say she played well and had nothing to lose - and I know what it's like to be lower-ranked and playing against Top 20 or Top 30 players, you just go for your shots with nothing to lose, so she played well, and that's about it. Now I'm off home.

I haven't been home since before Indian Wells five or six weeks ago. I'm happy to go back and have some family time and some time with friends, and I have to arrange some things with my apartment, so I'm looking forward to being away from the tennis for a few days and focus on my life for a bit.

I don't feel good about ending the tournaments in North America like this, but you learn from every match, and I'm going to go back and keep working hard. I'm looking forward to the next tournaments.

I'm hoping to do better on clay this year than I did last year. Last year my best result in all the clay court tournaments was reaching the second round - but I'm looking forward to the clay court season, I try to improve my clay court game every year, and I don't have many points to defend so it's a good opportunity. I know I have the game to do well on it, so I'll just work hard and hopefully do better...

Well, I'll be leaving Monterrey tomorrow, so sorry it was a bit of a short blog, but I really enjoyed writing it and I hope you all enjoyed reading it :)

I'll do another one soon - have a good week everyone!

Flipper

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