Re: Anna articles and interviews
Press-conference with Anna Chakvetadze 19.10.2010
Q: Can you call this victory the most important this year?
A: Can’t say that it is the most important, but it’s the best. I have not beat anybody top 20 this year.
Q: Was it an easy match for you? Don’t you think that Li burnt out?
A: Yes, I think she didn’t show her best tennis, and that really helped me.
Q: How can you comment why the beginning of the tournament was so unsuccessful?
A: It is tough to say. It’s the end of the year, players are tired. It is not so easy to maintain the high level of tennis .There is always the slump at the end of the year, even top players lose.
Q: Did it help you playing doubles yesterday? Did you get the chance to get used to the court?
A: I like to play doubles. 2years ago I stopped playing doubles and lost my position. I would like to start again. Unfortunately I can’t use my rankings to enter the main draw. So I have to choose the partner with higher ranking, not with those whom I prefer. I hope to improve my ranking.
Q: Kalevod mentioned that something new appeared in your technique. Is that true?
A: Yes, my new coach works on my serve. I had problems with my serve today. It is rather tough to change the serve technique and to implement it in the match. Serve is not my strong point. I agree with the coach that I have to change something. But I can’t always put it into practice during the match.
Q: Can you tell us about your new coach? What were you talking about today on the court?
A: Coach can’t teach you to play tennis, that is more of psychological support. He points out strategic thinks, it is not possible to get tips about tactic in half a minute. He can turn up and give advice. We started to work with my coach accidently . He is very positive. He does not make any dramatic change. I had many coaches before. But unfortunately they couldn’t find an approach to my game. And they started to change it a lot. But it wasn’t the way out. And we decided with my current coach my old game which I used to play and improve it a little bit. I think I’m on the right way.
Q: As concerns the doubles, who would you like to play with?
A: It’s tough to say. It’s better to play with who you are in good relations. If you have such strain relationship, it would be tough to play.