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RG Day One: I Think I Love Her

Posted by gauloises1 on May 24, 2010

Andrea Petkovic had a good win today in three sets over Elena Vesnina, and got a nice mini-profile on the Roland Garros website for her trouble. Read it.

“Ever since I was very little I’ve wanted to change things I didn’t like. I am not the type to complain without doing anything about it. For me, politics is having the power to change things and my career will help me in my political aspirations because tennis is the best school of life. You learn how to fight to achieve your goals and how to respect discipline. I am not always in the mood to go running in the forest on Sunday mornings but I do it. So even though it is not my favourite part of politics, I will go out and shake hands because I have to.” She believes in Angela Merkel, the current Chancellor of Germany, and thinks “she is doing a good job.”

Coached by Glen Schaap since November, she admits without shame that it took her a while to embrace discipline. “I like to go out, go to concerts and dance. My lust for life worked against me until I decided to concentrate solely on tennis and my career. I used to go out too much and did not get enough sleep. Now I sleep at least eight hours every night and I don’t waste energy elsewhere. Of course, I sometimes get the feeling that I’m missing out on something but every win gives me more confidence that I’ve made the right decision.”

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