I've read an interview of hers after the semi win over Daniela. I'll try to translate it for you guys. It's taken from a Romanian news agency, ProSport :
- Congratulations. Are you satisfied with the game ?
It was better in the semi, the pain wasn't as strong although I had to protect the shoulder because when I force it little discomfort appears.
- You asked for medical intervention in the previous matches...
I came injured, it's actually a recurring injury, but things have gotten worse. The tourney medics have been great and I feel better.
- Did you think you'd be in the final ?
Not really. I actually came here because I couldn't get into RG qualies. I was very disappointed so I thought instead of staying home, to come and play Warsaw and I see it was for the better.
- What happened with RG ?
I was so close to entering there, but I forgot that the points from 25K tourneys get added later to the WTA rankings and when the RG entry list was closed, theoretically I had the points but practically they weren't there. But don't worry, I'll be at Wimbledon
- Were you nervous against Hantuchova ?
A little. I wanted to win but I had no idea how the match would turn out. I was on guard until the last ball because I knew she could always come back. It was incredible to beat her.
- You managed to come back in the second set. From where this strength ?
I think from the psychic (mental).I'm not a girl who gives up easily, I hang on to every ball and I like to fight.
- What did Daniel Dobre bring to your game ?
He improved my strengths, he helped me grow much more, to have a bigger efficiency when serving, he's and extraordinary coach, who knows how to talk to the player and how to get the best in you.
- The victory in the semi brought you around the top 100
It's a very big jump. From 201 where I am now to 100 something means a lot because I won't have to play so many little tourneys to earn points. I want to continually progress but most of it all, I want to play out of pleasure and play at GSs.
- How do you see the final against Bondarenko ?
It'll be a difficult match. I saw on TV the way she plays, she has more experience than me, but I have nothing to lose. It's like a dream from which I never want to wake up.
(this is so cute
- Your parents will be today in the crowd...
It'll be an extraordinary motivation. I have to get over the tiredness and play my best game. I will enter the final to give it all, I'm not satisfied with just being there.
The last answer surely showed us her winner mentality..If you don't believe you can do it, then you'll never do it. But if you keep pushing yourself you'll do just fine
BTW : Since she's not playing RG she will probably return to Romania to take her exams. She's currently a student at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, International Relations Faculty (I'm at the same Uni but different faculty
). The exam period starts Monday so she's gonna struggle for them as well. Not sure if it'll be easier than RG but still a struggle