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WTA - Daniela Hantuchova reflects on reaching the age of 30

Slovak says she hopes to continue playing as long as possible
WTA Tennis  22 Dec 2012 - 12:00 / by Prakash / reads 2311.
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Former world no. 5 Daniela Hantuchova will turn 30 years old in April and in an interview to the News,com,au, Hantuchova reflects on reaching the milestone.

Hantuchova commented, "I have so many friends that turned 30 this year and they seem to enjoy it. It's just a number. When I get there I'll see how I feel but I can't believe it. It wasn't so long ago I thought 30 was old. I enjoy the time I spend on the court. I still play in the Grand Slams."

"I enjoy winning, and enjoy fighting on the match and hope to continue doing it as long as possible. I'm pleased there are so many around because it gives me great motivation, These days it's not so easy for the younger ones to break through because the overall standard is much higher.
 




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