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Quotable Quotes: Bojana Jovanovski

Bojana Jovanovski had a busy week in Tashkent - seven matches in eight days - and along the way she talked about everything from coming back from injury to her biggest supporter. Who is it?

Published September 15, 2013 12:00

Quotable Quotes: Bojana Jovanovski
Bojana Jovanovski

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan - Bojana Jovanovski had a wild week in Tashkent this past week - going through the qualies, going all the way to her second WTA title, seven matches in eight days - but she did have some time to stop and talk to the Tashkent Open media. Here's some of what she told them...

On doing so well in Tashkent in 2013...
"I love playing here. I was too young when I came here for the first time, then last year I reached the quarterfinals, and now this. It's a great feeling to do so well here after being here for the last three years in a row. And after winning the tournament this year, I will surely come back again."

On whether this is her highlight of the season...
"It has been a great week for me this week, but there was one result that I think was even bigger for me, and that's when I reached the fourth round of the Australian Open at the beginning of the year."

On 2013 in perspective...
"Though this year has been my best year in terms of results at majors and reaching my highest ranking of No.37, it has not been my best year in terms of health. I had a back problem after the Australian Open and I couldn't walk properly for six weeks - so I'm just happy to be back and playing again.

"The time off was really tough, but I believed in myself and worked hard physically and mentally off the court. My father helped me a lot - he was always very positive, believing in me and giving me great support. And once I came back to the tour, he was very forward looking and told me not to worry too much about results, to just stay positive and focused and concenrate on my game on the court.

"But I'm much better now. It's my third time coming to Tashkent and I'm better than ever physically. I have to make sure I stay healthy because I have five more tournaments left to go this year."

On tennis being her life...
"I've been playing tennis since I was six years old. It has become a huge part of my life and now I can't live without it! I don't usually get tired of playing, but all of the travelling and packing and picking up bags is a different story. But as I said I spent a lot of time at home earlier this year, so I'm feeling fresh - even though it's near the end of the year - and I'm looking forward to the rest of the season."

On Tashkent...
"I love this tournament. It gets better and better every passing year. I also have a lot of people who support me here. And the organization and hospitality here is great - we all appreciate it."

Bojana Jovanovski

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