Transcript - Tatiana Golovin (France)
TATIANA GOLOVIN (France)
She charmed us twelve months ago and it’s terrific to have her back, once again your applause for Tatiana Golovin of France.
Well, a pretty good record you’ve got here; how are you feeling being back in Perth ?
(Golovin) Well first of all, hello everybody, it feels really great to be back. I had a great time last year so I thank Paul for letting me come back here and it’s really a pleasure to be back.
The pleasure is ours. You’ve had a terrific year and this is basically the new season start for you, how did you feel in your first match?
(Golovin) Sorry I didn’t answer the question, the first one you asked. No I think we both struggled a bit today. I just got here two days ago and it’s really tough to get a rhythm. But like I said, it’s the first match and we have two days to recover now so hopefully we’ll be ready for Jelena and Novak and then we’ll have another great match.
You’re at your career high for rankings and we always look to the next season, whether you can sustain that level of play because it was a terrific year for you. What type of preparation have you done because you needed a rest, you had a big year, but you’ve also got to prepare with the Australian Open not too far away.
(Golovin) Absolutely. We only have about a month to prepare, so I did two weeks on conditioning and then I practiced two week in Miami, my home. I think for me last year I got injured a little bit so I think it’s really important for me to recover well, practice hard and win some big matches.
And how’s the body feeling after tonight?
(Golovin) I think I little bit tired but, like I said, we have two days to recover and we’ll start off the new year fresh.
The mixed doubles is part of the fun here and a very important part of Hopman Cup; Arnaud Clement’s got a terrific doubles pedigree but he comes in late…
(Golovin) He told me he doesn’t like to play mixed. So I don’t know, he’s been winning doubles Grand Slams, but he says he doesn’t like to play mixed. So we’ll see how it goes.
You think that that might help, because he’s got a lot of good performances on the doubles court?
(Golovin) I hope so; he’s a great guy and a great player. We’re definitely going to have a lot of fun. Hopefully he’ll do well in the singles so we won’t have too much pressure on the mixed.
Well done tonight.