Jasmine Paolini and the problem of height: "They told me I couldn't play tennis"

The Italian tennis player discussed many interesting topics

by Mario Tramo
Jasmine Paolini and the problem of height: "They told me I couldn't play tennis"
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In recent years, Italian tennis has experienced a considerable upswing in both men's and women's tennis. The most important case is world No. 2 Jannik Sinner, the first Italian to win the Australian Open, who is capable of making great results.

Sinner and not only, Italian tennis has also grown in women's tennis in 2024. One of the biggest surprises in women's tennis about the tennis player Jasmine Paolini, who won the Masters 1000 in Dubai and is now getting closer and closer to the top 10.

Paolini had a fantastic run in these months and continue to make record. Paolini was eliminated in Madrid against the young Russian Andreeva and Jasmine gave an interview with Puntodebreak. The tennis player talked about her difficulties at the beginning of her career, as it wasn't easy for Jasmin to enter the WTA circuit and the player had problems with her high of 160 centimeters: "I played a good tournament, I had two wins to Madrid and then lost to Andreeva.

She's very young, I know I'm 17, but you don't notice that on the court. 2024 was my best year so far, I've developed a lot mentally and I'm learning at every tournament I take part in Jannik Sinner is doing very well and leading the whole movement.

My coach and I watch his games and his movements a lot and he's a real role model for us" Jasmine Paolini also spoke about the altitude and then continued: "It's true, it's more difficult. It's not easy when you're up against players like Sabalenka or Rybakina.

The height would certainly help me, especially on the serve, but I'm not worried about that. Many people saw my height as a problem, it's incredible that I reached this position at 160 centimeters tall". Jasmine Paolini is one of the big surprises of 2024 and she has no intention of stopping.

The tennis player is an example of how hard work can bring great results. Her next goal is to make it into the top 10 in the Ranking Wta.

Jasmine Paolini