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Flipper's Blog: Thriller Night

There was definitely something lurking in the dark at the Abierto Monterrey player party - all that and more in Kirsten Flipkens' very first blog for wtatennis.com!

Published March 31, 2014 12:14

Kirsten Flipkens

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hello from Monterrey - and welcome to my first blog for wtatennis.com!

I came here on Friday night. After Miami I went to Bradenton for a couple of days, then I flew here on Friday night, and it's my first time in Mexico. The weather is nice, we have a nice hotel, the club is really nice, and it's always sunny here - I think we're all enjoying this tournament very much...

It was a great night at the player party last night, as well. You probably already saw one of the pictures when you clicked on this blog! I thought I was just going to go around 7 o'clock, eat some food then go back to the hotel at like 8:30 or something, but things went a little bit differently. We stayed there, we were dancing, we got zombie make-up - it was really fun. My partner in crime was Flavia. Kiki Mladenovic was also there, Garbiñe Muguruza too - it was really cool to just hang out and not talk about tennis for once. There were dancers too, and I love Mexican food - it was just a great night.

Apart from that, most of the time I've just been back and forth between the hotel and the courts here, practicing a lot. We've been to some nice restaurants but I haven't seen too much of the city yet.

The hotel is really nice though. The rooms are big, there's a nice swimming pool, we have a nice gym, and a good gym on site too - the food court upstairs is really nice too. It's very well organized here.

I'm feeling good about my game right now. When you get to a tournament you really just want to find other girls to hit with, get a decent warm-up and start to play some games. I haven't been working on any one thing specifically, I'm just trying to bring the match into the practices as much as I can.

I'm actually a wildcard here this year. I lost early at Indian Wells, my first match after a bye, but then in Miami I really started playing better again. I played a really good match against Sharapova. So I wanted to continue playing on hardcourts, because it's my second favorite surface next to grass.

I got a lot of confidence out of that match against Sharapova. The last couple of times I played against her the maximum amount of games I got was four, and I did much better this time, taking a set. I was just playing my game. It's not easy for me to play these hard-hitters, but I felt really comfortable on the court, and I'm happy that was the last match I played before coming to Monterrey.

And with that, have a good night, and I'll talk to you all again tomorrow :)

Flipper

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