Interview with Sara Errani, winner of WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Interview with Sara Errani, winner of WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Interview with Sara Errani, winner of WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Sara Errani defeated Barbora Strycova 6-0, 6-2 on Saturday to win the Dubai Tennis Championships, three years Interview with Sara Errani, winner of WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championshipsafter first reaching the final. The Italian will rise back into the top 20 as a result of her comprehensive victory in 66 minutes, according to WTA calculations. The 28-year-old becomes the first Italian woman to lift women’s crown in Dubai in this 16th edition of this competition. We met her for an interview at the end of the semi-finals.

– Obviously mixed results today: Where did the double match go wrong for you? But you must be pleased that you are in another final here.

S.E.: Well, at the moment very angry for the doubles, it’s crazy match. Sometimes you have no explanation. You have many chance. We have five match ball, and everything happen. So maybe sometimes you just don’t have to win the match and can happen whatever thing in the world. But of course, yes, to be in the final in singles is really special and amazing for me.

– You are consistent and terrifically fit. Do you do special training or any extra training to run down every ball? You cover a lot of miles.

S.E.: I just try to fight. I don’t think I’m really fit. I think there are other persons that are maybe much better than meInterview with Sara Errani, winner of WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships physically, but I think I just try to fight, to stay on the court – I don’t know how to say in English – suffer on the court and still keep going, stay there even if I’m dead. Well, of course I practice. I practice tennis, I practice physical. Of course I try to practice a lot because I know that I’m not really tall, so I have to be ready to run a lot. But if you see me running elsewhere you don’t think I’m really fit.

-Your first WTA final now since Rome 2014. What are your expectations this year?

S.E.: Well, last year I won Rio the same week than now, so maybe this week I’m playing good. Of course really happy to be in the final again.

– Your second time in the final here in four years. You obviously like playing here. Is it because of the conditions?

S.E.: Yes, of course. I think the condition of the court is good for me. The ball bounce a lot. This is important for my Interview with Sara Errani, winner of WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championshipsgame. Of course you go another place where the court is much faster and the ball doesn’t bounce too much, I have more difficult. But here I try to do the right things, to play my game, and of course if I play with spin here it’s good.

– If it’s Strycova, you have a terrific record against her. How do you view the match? She’s winning at the moment. What if Caroline Garcia?

S.E.: She’s winning? I don’t know this. Yeah, she’s a tough player. She maybe similar me. She can play good here. She has a great volley. Sometimes she’s aggressive coming to the net. She serve good, much better than years ago, and is really tough player. She stay there all the point of the match, so tough. Caroline, I lost with her last week. I think she’s amazing player, very complete, every shot a lot of power. She serve forehand, backhand. Everything she do good. She move good. Really good player.

Play in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships begins with the WTA event which continues   until   20th  February,   and   play   then   continues   between   22nd  and   27thFebruary with the action-packed ATP tournament featuring four-time Dubai winner and current Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic, former Australian Open winner and current French Open champion Stan Wawrinka, and two-time Dubai finalist Tomas Berdyc.

Nicolanna Barone- February 19 2016

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