Update from Seoul

Update from Seoul

It's been a while since I visited a new country for a tournament - even though I'm only 22 I've been fortunate enough to have visited many different places already. So I was especially looking forward to coming to Korea.

I'm very impressed by the stadium. This is where Steffi Graf won the 1988 Olympics, the year she completed the "Golden Slam". There are many outside courts for practice, which is not always the case at tournaments, and it's really nice to see so many children coming to watch practice.

I arrived early on Friday and was greeted at the airport by photographers and a couple of journalists. It's easy to sense the hunger for tennis here in Asia - there is a lot of excitement about this event and I have been made to feel very welcome.

On Friday evening I had my first practice session on the main court, and the tournament asked me to do an interview for one of the main sports television shows. There were some interesting and unusual questions, maybe we will be able to post the video here soon.

On Sunday I did an autograph session at an adidas store and it was also quite busy. Later that evening my team and I went to a very nice Italian restaurant. So far I haven't been very adventurous with my meals: my agent tried some jellyfish, snails, octopus and some other seafood that I had never seen before. I am not sure my stomach is strong enough for that, but I will definitely try the famous Korean BBQ.

The weather forecast for tomorrow isn't very good, so it could be a long day with some delays, but I'm looking forward to getting back on court.

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Ana