Well since Monica is MIA this week and the WTA is apparently deleting old Players Blogs, I might as well repost Monica's here. For some reason they are now last on the WTA site
Monica Niculescu's Auckland Blog: Monday
Romanian No.1 Monica Niculescu brings us the first WTA Blog of the new season. Check it out now!
Published January 02, 2012 12:00
AUCKLAND, New Zealand
- It was a breakthrough fall season for talented Romanian Monica Niculescu, who went into the US Open ranked No.68 and finished the year No.30. Now she hopes to continue her momentum into 2012 and this week brings us the very first WTA Blog of the year from Auckland.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Hello everybody! It's a pleasure to talk to you all.
I arrived in Auckland on the 28th of December after a very long flight. I left my home in Bucharest on the 26th, right after Christmas. I spent Christmas with my family, which was nice. And now I'm looking forward to the new season!
So for New Year's I was actually here in Auckland, preparing for the tournament. It was raining here a lot the first few days so we practiced more indoors.
On Sunday I went to see a movie with my good friend Sorana (Cirstea!) We had a lot of fun. We saw Mission Impossible 4. It was exciting, there was a lot of action. I enjoyed it a lot. It's a good movie - you've got to see it!
Today looks to be a nice day, the first one without rain... I hope!!! In the morning I practiced a little bit with my doubles partner here, Alizé Cornet. It was quite windy but I enjoyed it after playing a lot indoors here.
Right now I'm just getting ready for our first round doubles match. I'll tell you about the match tomorrow, as well as my first impressions of the season.
If you have any questions for me, I'm here - please send them in!
See you soon!!