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Old Aug 2nd, 2011, 03:59 PM   #2
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Re: What is Misa saying here?

It is an interview after her win in doubles QF during last week's 50k Olomouc. She says that balls were heavy but she is happy with the win, especially after her loss in 1st round of singles. Playing against sisters (Pliskova twins) is always tough because you get the impression that they do not care much about the game, and subsequently you lose your own concentration pretty quickly... Then she talks a little bit about her 1st round loss in singles. She says that after Wimbledon she did not play at all because she felt she had to practice a lot, and also she had slight problems with her shoulder... Then she returns briefly to her injuries during last three years or so (left wrist, knee surgery, right wrist), and how hard it has been to come (slowly) back to top 100... A question about her moving to Prague follows. She says that she was practicing in Prague from 10 to 18 or 19 years; during last two years, she was in US with her fitness coach/boyfriend, but they split and she started to miss Prague, so she decided to move back again... Being asked about Olomouc ITS facilities, she praised the venue a lot... Next tournaments: 50k Trnava, two weeks practicing, US Open qualifying, other hardcourt tournaments (WTA included)... New coach: Eric van Harpen (& his academy in Suisse); working together for couple of weeks; her brother pushed her to contact him (knowing Eric had already wanted to work with Misa before); she feels honoured... Last question concerns her brother: he practiced with her a little bit and helped with an advice here and there, but he has got his own family and foundation, plus he is involved in organizing an ATP tournament in Netherlands.
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