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Adidas-Interview at Roland Garros

May 1997



Why are you so mentally tough?
Anna: "Am I?"

Aren't you?
Anna: "That's a tough question."

That's your reputation.
Anna: "Really? I guess I just don't think about it. I just try to mentally play every point."

Why did you decide to go pro?
Anna: "Why? Because I felt I was ready for it, and I couldn't stay in the juniors anymore."

Was there one specific thing that happened?
Anna: "No."

Does anyone try to talk you out of it?
Anna: "No."

Who are your heroes?
Anna: "Don't really have any."

No tennis heroes?
Anna: "No."

When you go into matches, do you feel like the underdog?
Anna: "Which way?"

Like the fact that a lot of tennis fans don't know a lot about you?
Anna: "I think they do know a lot about me."

How long are your days when you're training?
Anna: "I play three hours of tennis and do one hour of general workout."

You travel a lot. How do you manage to have fun?
Anna: "Traveling is fun."

Where's your favorite place so far?
Anna: "Paris."

Did you go shopping already?
Anna: "No, not yet. I just arrived yesterday."

Do you have a driver's license?
Anna: "No, my birthday is in one week!"





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