I`m not sure if this was already posted, so here is Timea`s "Getting to Know" from WTA site:
Getting to Know... Timea Bacsinszky
August 14, 2009
Coming from a small country that has produced all-time greats in Roger Federer and Martina Hingis, a young tennis player might be forgiven for hiding under a snow-capped rock. But that wouldn't be the style of 20-year-old Timea Bacsinszky.
After reaching her first two Sony Ericsson WTA Tour semifinals, Bacsinszky cracked the Top 50 in 2008, shortly after going within two points of shocking Dinara Safina in the third round at the US Open. But injuries hurt her progress in the first half of this year, and her ranking dropped outside the Top 100. However, fit again and armed with a new attitude, the feisty right-hander bounced back in fine style last month, as a qualifier reaching the quarters at Budapest and semis at Prague, and a further semifinal at Istanbul to lift her ranking more than 40 places in four weeks.
Back on track and in the Top 70 again, Timea spoke with Sonyericssonwtatour.com during a rare week at home in Switzerland.
What's your family like?
TB: My brother Daniel teaches music and is also a singer with the Lausanne opera, a tenor. He's 27. Unfortunately I haven't seen him perform yet because I've always been away at the time. My sister Sophie is 25 and having finished university she now works in social welfare, for an organization called Pro Infirmis, which works with people who have disabled children. My elder sister Melinda was born in 1974. She lives just over the border in France and has two girls, Emilie, who will be six in December, and Audrey, who just turned four.
Actually Melinda, Daniel and Sophie are my half brothers and sisters - I am the only child from my parents' marriage - but we are very close. My parents came to Switzerland from Hungary but they are divorced now. Mom's a dentist and my dad's a tennis coach.
You speak five languages - which comes first?
TB: I spoke Hungarian as a child until I was about four and it came time to go to school. I can still remember the other kids laughing at me! So then I learnt French and as well as English I also speak German and Italian.
And are you a good aunt?
TB: I think so, they seem to like me! They are so proud I'm playing tennis and when they see me on TV they tell anyone who will listen. Last year at Antwerp I won the first set in my semifinal and they were so excited, they were saying "she cannot lose, she's a champion!" My sister had to try and explain to them who I was playing - it was Justine Henin, and she came back to beat me in three sets.
What is your coaching situation?
TB: I started playing when I was three and my dad was my coach in the early days. But it got to a point where we could not be a family like that. When I was about 15 my father wanted me to have another coach but I wanted him, so I stopped playing for a while. That was the summer that my parents separated, so in the end that made it easier for me to make the decision to try something new.
That's when I started with my current coach, Erfan Djahangiri. Actually he was my hitting partner before that. He was born in Iran but came to Switzerland when he was six months old and grew up here; he's known my dad for a long time. I've also worked with Heinz Günthardt (1985 Wimbledon doubles champion and long-time coach of Steffi Graf).
You had a great month in July, getting to the latter stages of three events in a row and improving your ranking considerably. What clicked?
TB: I think I'm maturing; I've learnt some things, not just in tennis but also in life. Talking with my coach and people around me, it made me realize that if I give a bit more to my tennis I can get a lot more out of it. I think before I was a bit too focused on having fun off court, and not fighting hard enough on it. By refocusing and reminding myself that this is what I want to do, it has made me more relaxed, and in a funny way I've being playing with less pressure.
You've had some injury problems as well.
TB: Yes, that's the other thing… I feel really fresh. I had a knee injury which stopped me going to Australia and then after Barcelona in April I pulled a calf muscle. I missed six weeks because of that and only started practising the week before Roland Garros.
What do you consider your strengths as a player?
TB: In the last few weeks I've realized that I'm a big fighter and never give up. Also my serve has improved a lot, which is helping.
What do you need to improve?
TB: I want to work on my physical conditioning, which should help me to avoid injuries. At the end of this season we're going to make some changes to the way I train; it's hard to change too much mid season with so many tournaments, but for sure at the end of the year we'll sit down and look at new things.
Although you've improved your ranking, it came too late to gain direct entry to most of the US Open lead-ins. Is that disappointing, and where to next?
TB: It is a bit disappointing, but that said, playing the qualies at Budapest and Prague and then doing well in the main draw has given me a lot of match practice and a lot of confidence, so maybe it's been for the best. I'm playing the ITF event in the Bronx and after that the US Open.
If you could steal a shot from another player, what would it be?
TB: Everything from Justine Henin - the whole package! And as a Swiss player, Roger Federer is an inspiration for all of us.
Who haven't you played on Tour, but would like to most?
TB: I played Venus at the Beijing Olympics and I would love to play Serena. For me, she's the best player in the world. They are the best two players in the world.
If you had a chance to play one of the retired greats, who would it be?
TB: Can I choose two? Martina Hingis or Monica Seles. Martina because in Switzerland she was an idol for everyone. I met her a couple of years ago and it was a big thrill. And Monica because of her Hungarian roots - and I just really liked her game.
What do you enjoy most about being on the Tour?
TB: The sensation of playing in front of 25,000 people, like at the US Open, is an unbelievable feeling. It's something that maybe only sportspeople can understand. It just feels like you have wings, it's amazing. There's also the look on the kids' faces at my club or tournaments, who want to play like me, and when they come up to me for an autograph they're trembling... it's so cute.
TB: I enjoy travel but it's mostly to play; we don't get much time to visit and enjoy the places we go to. Of course I miss my family and friends when I am away - if I could bring everyone with me to a tournament it would be really cool… I might do that one day.
Do you have a favorite tournament?
TB: I loved the tournament at Zürich. I won through the qualies there in 2006 and beat Anastasia Myskina which was my first Top 20 win. I also reached my first Tour quarterfinal that week, so although I lost to Maria Sharapova it was very memorable. Unfortunately the event doesn't exist any more… I hope it comes back! I also love Roland Garros and playing in Budapest, where I can see my relatives and speak Hungarian, which I miss.
Who are your best friends on Tour?
Alizé Cornet and Agnes Szavay are good friends. And in Istanbul I got to know Polona Hercog. We talked and laughed a lot, it was fun.
You come from a musical family - do you play an instrument yourself?
TB: No way! But I love to sing. My music teacher always told me I had something in my voice, a good ear and good pitch… maybe it's because of my Hungarian blood.
If not tennis…
TB: I would be doing something in sports for sure - perhaps teaching. I really love snowboarding so maybe something to do with that. Otherwise, I'd like to be involved with a restaurant.
And here a Link to the WTA article about Timeas 1st WTA title in Luxembourg:
2009 was a great year for Timea with collecting her 1st WTA title. Good luck in 2010, Timea!
Hope she stays healthy all year!