INTERVIEW OF THE DAY - YAROSLAVA SHVEDOVA

29 September 2015

World No 7 doubles player and once world no 25 ,  Yaroslava Shvedova is a regular at the Tashkent Open. Playing in her favorite event on the   WTA tour in Tashkent Shvedova who got married a week ago registered an upset toppling eighth  seeded Andrea Mitu of Romania 7-5,6-3

Shvedova  who made it who is favorite here with the crowds  spoke to the Tashkent Open Media Team after her win.

 

 

Q.  About the match today ?

A.  It  was tough for me as I had not played singles for six weeks , I retired from Seoul in the first round and find myself lacking in singles practice , so it was a good match and helped me to regain some confidence.

Q. You were cruising 5-0 and you suddenly lost 3 games in a row in the second set?

A. Mitu is good player and at being 0-5 she had nothing to lose and started playing aggressively swinging balls and hit a few winners and  started making mistakes. then I put myself together and finished the match.

Q. You looked rusty today?

A. Yes I have  had lot of issues , I have been injured   and had many problems mentally too and have not been able to concentrate on my singles as much.  I have been playing a lot of doubles and have had good results , and have not been able to play many singles matches. This is actually the first singles match I played after 6 weeks.

 How difficult is it playing singles and doubles together ?

A. It's quite different . I have some very close doubles matches and have spent loit of time on the court . You have to only cover half the court in doubles and suddenly when you have to play singles it gets tough to cover the entire court . but now that I have made it to Singapore I ould like to concentrate on Singles and try and improve my ranking .

 

 

Q   Its your first match after your wedding ? How is it to be a married tennis player

A.  Actually it's my second event after my marriage I played in Seoul , but playing in Tashkent is like playing at home . It's nothing different except that I'm now playing with a ring in my fingers.


Johanna
Larsson

Date of Birth: 17 Aug 1988
Birthplace: Boden, Sweden
Height: 5’ 9" (1.74 m)
Plays: Right-handed
WTA Singles Ranking – 55 (As of August 14, 2017)



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