- On Court
- About Ana
- Club Ana
A lot of people this week have commented on what a dramatic tournament it has been already. The Venus-Date match was an obvious highlight and there have been a lot of exciting matches. Personally, I have had two thrilling match days, mainly because of the weather.
My two match days so far were kind of similar: on Tuesday and Thursday I started matches after 8pm and managed to finish just in time, before the light ran out. I would be lying if I said I was focusing only on winning each point: at the back of my mind was the desire to get the job done before darkness, so that I could have a day of practice and rest.
I have played both my singles matches on Court 12 and it’s been full both times. For the evening match on Tuesday I really sensed that the crowd, like me, was relieved to be on court after the rain delay, and they seemed to really enjoy the match.
Doubles on Thursday with Petko was also a lot of fun – it’s almost like light relief in between the seriousness of the singles competition. We were very relaxed and played some good tennis. I was probably hitting the ball better than in my singles match earlier in the day.
I’m very happy with how things have gone schedule-wise, despite the waiting around. The only downside was that I was planning to see Kings of Leon in Hyde Park on Thursday, but my match was scheduled late. Actually, I realised the night before that it would be more sensible to stay home during a Grand Slam and not disrupt my sleeping routine.
During a Grand Slam it’s important to do everything you can to increase your chances of success - you don’t want to leave the tournament with any regrets!
Ana's Wimbledon third round match against Petra Cetkovska is scheduled as the third of the day on Court 18 on Saturday. It is expected to begin sometime after 2.30pm local time (3.30pm Central European Time; 9.30am Eastern Time). Click here for live point-by-point scoring from the All England Club.