Today, Yanina celebrates her 20th Birthday, on October the 20th, as the #20 of the world - a nice coincidence!
Happy Birthday Yanina Wicky!
See what she wrote about this in her Latest Linz blog, as well as the interesting sneak preview she gives us about the social interaction between players in her blog the day before
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Well it's my last day as a blogger and as a Linz player!
I'm feeling very good actually
For the first time this week I knew exactly when I was going to play, 1pm, so I had a very good match preparation. Woke up early, had a nice breakfast, a good hit, got a little bit of pasta for lunch... then went on court. It was my third final this year and I was really excited. Also, I'm turning 20 on Tuesday, and I wanted to turn 20 on October 20 as No.20 in the world, and I knew I had to win today to do that... it was a big goal for me!
I played a great match. Congratulations to Petra on a great week, and she played a very good match today also, but I was able to make her play a lot of balls and put a lot of pressure on her with my serve and moving into the court well. I think I was mentally and physically better on the important points, too. So, I'm happy to win my second title of the year here in Linz.
It has been a wonderful week. I enjoyed every minute of it, it's going to be one of my favorite tournaments now, for sure
The crowd was incredible, they were cheering for me... After the match I got a big hug from daddy and a high-five from my coach, then took a shower, did press, visited the VIP lounge, some more press now... and then of course talking to you guys! I'll go and have dinner now, stretch with the physio and then get ready to leave for Luxembourg...
I'd also like to thank my dad and coach. I had some tough moments and whenever I needed to get my rhythm back they were always there for me. Without them I don't know if I would have won this title. Also thanks to everyone at the tournament and sponsors who made this week a big success. I got a nice big trophy... it's going to be at my house in front of all of the others!
The blog was really fun! I hope you guys enjoyed it too. It was my first time doing it for the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour website and it brought me a lot of luck, hopefully I'll win the tournament next time I do it too! Thank you for reading!
Please come to my website, www.yaninawickmayer.com
! Normally I do a blog every few weeks, depending on how much time I have, but there are other things too. Thanks again for all of your support and we'll speak again soon!!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I'm feeling pretty good right now
It was a great win for me today, the biggest of my career until now, and it's amazing to be in my third final of the year. There were lots of people and it was an amazing crowd, so I really enjoyed it.
After I went up 4-1, Pennetta started playing really well, and she served for the first set at 5-4. But I broke her back and won the tie-break, which is important in the later rounds, because it gives you a huge boost. In the second set I focused on being aggressive, holding my serve and putting pressure on hers... I broke her at 3-all and again in the last game. I'm so happy with how I played, everything I did. I fought very hard and was positive the whole match. My dad and my coach are really happy for me. I'm very excited too!
I watched a little bit of Petra's match, which was before mine. She played really aggressively. Agnieszka looked a little tired - she has played a lot of matches in the last few weeks - but Petra was moving into the court well and hitting big lefty serves. I played her at the US Open and we had a very tough match, I won 7-5 in the third. Actually, before I went on court today, she told me she was hoping for some revenge in the final - well I made the final now, so I guess she'll have it if she beats me! She'll have to work hard for that one though
I finished Twilight last night. It ended like the others, hinting there's more to come. I'll have to wait a while to read the next one though, or maybe I'll just read it in English, I don't know if I can wait until 2010!
Everyone has been telling me that if I win tomorrow, I'm No.20. My main focus is playing a really good match tomorrow, and if I win, the No.20 is a bonus. It's my goal for the end of the year, but if I don't do it here, I have Luxembourg and Bali too. I'm not going to put any more pressure on my shoulders!
I'm starting to wonder if the wildcard has brought me luck this week, or maybe the blog... or maybe both... anyway, I'll talk to you tomorrow!