Originally Posted by Shvedbarilescu
It would be good if Romania could take 2 doubles pairs to the Olympics. Obviously featuring some combination of Monica, Irina, Alex and Sorana in two pairs. Nothing against Simona but she has yet to show any real aptitude for the game of doubles.
Simona and doubles doesn't match up well. She says singles is her priority, the rest has to wait!
OMG Sorana/Alex in doubles would make my day
, but I can hardly imagine them playing together!
However, Monica also gave a big interview to prosport.ro and I'm trying to translate is as good as possible because google translate is crap!
Monica Niculescu is the kind of player ready to die for each ball on court, play until complte exhaustion, as happened in her last tournament in Luxembourg, where she stayed on the ground for over 14 hours and reached the final. In yesterday's visit of ProSport's editorial office I've met Monica outside the court. And after tens of minutes of discussion I have to conclud: She is a person with charisma, relaxed, voluble, delightful, as she is showing it at the most important stadiums in the world.
The tennis player told us that she used to play the "big scene". I said that in the future she could try a career in acting. Considering how tough she is on and off the court she would certainly succeed in this field. Learn some of Monica's secrets in the interview below.
How do you explain your fantastic progress over the past two months? You had an explosion ...
It is the result of years of work and preparation. I've also played well in the past year, several times I was about to win some important matches, I learned from the mistakes I made in those matches, I tried not to repeat them, I learned to handle the important moments in the match better.
What has changed in this period from what was until August?
Basically nothing has changed, I was always prepared the same, just that you need time to consolidate everything. I still have a lot to put up, I always try to improve, the only difference is that now I'm playing much more matches, which gives you confidence, but you get more tired.
Is Azarenka unbeatable? Romanian women appear to have a complex when facing her.
Azarenka is a very strong player. I do not think this is a complex, but she is simply a very difficult opponent, with an impressive power game. I was very tired in Luxembourg, and against Vika it's hard if you are not at 100%. I am convinced that at some point a Romanian will be able to win against her, to shatter the myth of that complex.
To be continued...