I know many of us are anxious about Anna's tough first round opponent. So, I thought it'd be nice to know what she thinks about the upcoming tournament.
So, this is what she said.
" Li Na is a good player, she got good results this year, she entered the top-10 for the first time of her career. But I have nothing to lose. The Kremlin Cup is gonna be the last tournament of my season. So I'll try to do my best and give her a surprise."
"I'm fine physically, I'm in a good mood - I play at my hometown tournament, you know. Despite my lately return from Linz, I've already practised in Olympiyski (the stadium where the KC will be held)"
"This year I like the courts more than last one. I was told it's the same and it was the colours that was changed, but I think the surface became slower. This fact would be an advantage for me in match against Na Li, because she plays better at faster courts."
She also mentioned that she has never won a match in Moscow, but once. "But that year I won the whole tournament. I don't want to predict this year's result. I was doing well when practicing,but that was practice, not a match, and I have a tough first round opponent."
" I've begun the year so bad, but after that I started playing better and won Portoroz. Also I've won Bronx, played well in Copenhagen. I thought 'finally I regain my form and there will be consistent results' And the moment I thought so my form vanished. And in Tashkent I was taken ill with an intestinal virus. I felt very upset over it, because I had a good draw there, and I'd have made a good run. Besides that, I was ill even playing Beijing, and didn't perform well there."
Well, I think it's very nice to know she's in a good mood and finally is healthy and feels good. I have some slight optimistic expectations about the match against Na Li. I hope she can win it.