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Thanks a lot for all of the reports! :D

Are the interviews posted anywhere? ;)
The interviews are made for a live audience. I'm pretty much a translator between the players and the crowd (mostly kids from surrounding schools). I also ask questions once in a while when it dries up. Very fun to do and like every year, the players have been amazing. But at the same time, while they are paid a slight amount I think, the players who decide to do it really do because they want to and are open to it, so rarely attitudes are seen ;)
 

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Just finished my last interview of the week (and year!) with Severine Bremond. She remembered me from previous years (well, we did salsa dance together last year ;)) and was a sweetheart as usual. Very nice classy lady, we talked a bit about her pairing with Sofia which seems to be working perfectly.

Well that finishes my week here, as I have now to head up to Montreal, 2h30 hours driving, to go work this afternoon.

If you have any questions about the week or the tourney I can keep on answering them though ;)

Cheers!

What did Sev say about Sofia????
 

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That they decided to play together last minute because they both enjoyed each other's company (which I agree, they both are regulars here in Quebec City who have always been nice to everyone), that their games were matching perfectly in doubles (and i agree there too, I mentionned it earlier) and that they are having fun and just going with the flow, and why not, hoping to win it all.
 

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Glad you had a chance to include Julia Goerges in the interviews. What types of things did you or the audience ask about? I guess this is her first time in Quebec City so maybe most people hadn't heard of her before? I did see her play in Memphis in Feb 2008 and interestingly it was against Lilia, and Julia won 7-6 7-6. Seems she had an easier time today. How would you compare how she's playing vs. Lucie? Have a semifinal prediction?

Also, how were Melinda and Nathalie in the doubles? Thanks!
 

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Sometimes the kids are the ones asking questions so it can be pretty cute and funny. I don't recall anything specific concerning Julia's questions, except a small kid that asked: why do you wear skirts? ;)

I did talk one on one with her a bit though, mostly about her coming here for the first time. She was also proud of her dubs title in Potoroz and her 100K win. And yes, people probably had no idea who she is. And sadly, as she only played day matches, they probably still don't.

As for her chances against Safarova, both have immensely impressed me this week. Lucie has just been superb and will be favorite for sure, but if Julia can whack the ball hard just like she can, maybe Lucie won't have as much time as against other opponents.

Melinda and Nathalie were decent against Steph and Rebecca (I still hate them for it though ;)). Melinda was very good from the back, hitting so hard and that's what she has been doing in singles too. Nathalie was the weakest link but still moved well at the net. They just had a good strategy in that match which was to take advantage of Steph's weaker serves to just whack the balls at Rebecca who is not that agile on the court. Worked perfectly from 6-5 onwards.
 

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Hi Charlie :wavey:. Just one more question about Lilia :angel:. Did the type if injury she sustained last year ( she was out for 7/8 months ) ever come up in the convo ??

Thanks :cool: :wavey:
 

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The only thing I can remember her mentionning about injuries is that she hadn't be lucky about it in the last year and that she really hoped to have a few injury-free years in front of her still. It's been a few days already so I'm not sure.

Laura talked a bit more about her wrist injury though and how she needed surgery.
 

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Y'a que moi qui a Shopping TVA en ce moment :lol:? Je croyais qu'ils devaient montrer du tennis de midi jusqu'à 16h?
C'est seulement TVA Québec :(
 

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Sadly not, sorry, they aren't recorded but made for a live audience.
 
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