Re: Kim Audio/Video Links
what Kim said in the interview ^^
I did call the physio at 4-3 in the second, when I was leading, but then you have to wait until you change sides again, but then I was like, she’s serving for the match now, and I didn’t feel good about that then to call the physio.
Yanina was playing better and stronger today. She played some good first 4 games, but pressure on me, but with playing bad and moving badly, I still almost won. So maybe that’s the only positive thing I can take with me from this match.
It was hard for her to serve out both the first set and the match. It’s just a pity I couldn’t play at a decent level. I feel like at some moments, I felt that I was more dominant when I could make her run, but when I had to run from the left to the right myself, it was hard.
The last year, I’ve been very motivated to work at 200%, mentally, physically and tennis wise. I’ve never had a better team, with Carl on the court; I know that he can still make me a better tennis player. With Sam and Stefan, I feel very good, I learn a lot. It’s just hard sometimes to accept that physically, the intensive tennis I’ve been playing for such a long time is now too much for my body.
My gravel preparation is long enough. I chose Miami because I had a good practice period after the AO, and I was ready to start again. I know its hard court here, but I also need matches. I’m not in the situation anymore where I can easily not play tournament for 3 months and then suddenly come back and here I am and everything is going well. It’s a difficult balance between playing enough tournaments and physically knowing when it’s too much and when it’s not enough.
The next goal is Roland Garros. I’m now going to let everything sink in for a couple of days; brainstorm with Carl and Stefan and Sam about how the last few months went, evaluate everything physically, and then I have Madrid and Rome planned. So I have a good preparation period before that starts.