MIAMI, FL, USA - It was another stormy day in Key Biscayne, with showers delaying play for just over three hours in the middle of exciting third round action.
Stuck in the middle of a singles victory and a doubles match with former No.1 Sania Mirza yet to come was Barbora Strycova, who edged past Jana Cepelova in a tense finish to not only reach the round of 16, but also win back-to-back matches for the first time since the Australian Open, where she gave eventual champion Serena Williams all she could handle.
The No.15 seed wasn't about to let a little fall of rain dampen her spirits, and tracked down yours truly in the player lounge for an unscheduled chat, treating fans to a lively interview that covered a wide range of topics, including how to make it through the long wait ahead.
"One, I eat. It's always good to eat," she laughs with WTA Insider. "Two, I call my boyfriend - if he's not sleeping! Third, I'll listen to music, or catch up on the book I'm reading. Boring!"
Tune in to hear the Czech veteran talk about her earliest memories of the city, how she regained her rhythm after a disappointing Middle East Swing, and, of course, the European Figure Skating Championships, which took place in Ostrava and was hosted by her good friend and 2008 champion of the event, Tomas Verner.
All this and more from the latest Miami Dispatch on the WTA Insider Podcast:
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