First of all...HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you guys!!!
I hope u had great holidays and i wish in 2009 that there is peace and happiness in the world.
I'm writing you from Auckland / New Zealand today. I lost my first round match here against rezai. It was first match scheduled on center court. It was quite full, lots of supporters and I always love to come back to Auckland....it is very special to me because I won the titles in 2003 and 2004.
It was a very intense match from the first game. Even by losing i can take some positive things out of that match and I am happy with my performance.
My knee feels good...i was moving well all over the court. As I was working on my serve a lot during the preparation I was feeling good and confident with it.
I am very pleased that i had the chance to have a spot in the main draw here and I wanna thank the tournament director Brenda Perry for giving me the wild card. Unfortunately I'm in qualis next week in Melbourne. I'm looking forward to compete!
Take care! Your Eleni
Venus. Ivanovic. Pavlyuchenkova. Halep. Cornet.
Wickmayer. Flipkens. Azarenka. Cirstea. Lisicki.
Paszek. Vesnina. Vaidisova. Krajicek. Stephens.
Pironkova. Begu. Tatishvili. McHale. Vandeweghe.
Grammatikopoulou ~ Papamichail ~ Sakkari
I'm obsessed with the Greek players. Deal with it.