Defending Champion at the Volvo Car Open Julia Goerges recently spoke to reporters, telling them how she is looking forward to the clay court season. “There are no other feelings than last year, I think just great memories in the back of your mind,” Goerges said.
“It was a great event last year and I’m pretty sure it will be a great event this year as well. It doesn’t matter what the result is going to be, I’m just really happy to be back here,” she added.
Speaking about somewhat the breakthrough moment in her career, the German analysed, “I thought, at that point, that I really needed a change to really get things going again. I wasn’t really happy the way I was performing.
And the way I was with my personality, I was not really fair to myself at the time”. “I think overall I changed a lot. I’m a different person now, I think I’m much more open and open minded with what’s coming next.
And at the end of the day, it’s just a game. And if we understand how this game works then we can all live better with it”. “I found a way to understand what a loss means, what a win means, and I think that’s much more worth it to just be so disappointed and unhappy if you lose.
Because the next day, nobody cares about it - and the same when you win too. If you learn a lot out of this situation then I think it makes you stronger and more mature”. She ended by saying, “Looking toward the clay season, I think my game suits clay really well so I’m putting the focus onto the fitness, and for me footwork is a big part of my game since I’m very aggressive.
I think we did a terrific job in the last two or three weeks, and I can feel that already in practice. I’ll try my best to put that on the court during the matches as well”.