miércoles, 29 de mayo de 2013

Monica Puig: "I will not settle for this"

Hsm love the Puerto Rican Monica Puig, not content with having qualified for the third round of Roland Garros in his first Grand Slam in Paris at age 19 and warns that want to "go for more".

"I love to go to the tennis great, I always play my best tennis. Surprised I'm not the pressure," said the young tennis player, before their match against Spanish Carla Suarez twenty best racket in the world.

Puig, who arrived in Paris on the 86th of the WTA ranking, dream big and reiterates that the way to achieve your goals is to undergo training on the court. Trust your tennis and although enjoying your results, know that it is a deserved reward for hard work, he says.
Monica Puig: I will not settle for this


Today's meeting, which defeated American Madison Keys 6-4, 7-6 (2), in one hour and 35 minutes, "was a tight game, a day well over both" summarizes the Puerto Rican.

"I knew who handle the nerves a little better going to move forward," said Puig, granddaughter of Catalan, Spanish and bilingual and English and getting to learn French.

In first round got rid of Nadia Petrova, a veteran of 30 years who has the best ranking eleventh in the world.

In the short term, the aim of this tennis right hand of St. John who feels equally comfortable in fast and slow tracks, passes it to the second round of a Grand Slam, says a player in junior, in 2011, and won two late in the Australia Open and Roland Garros.

"Obviously I want to win the tournament, if not, do not come", said half seriously, half in jest radiantly happy girl.

A long-term aim is to emulate Serena Williams and dominate the circuit.

"My favorite is Serena, because she is showing great consistency.'s Something you see in men (...) and missing in the WTA. That's what I want to do someday, be number one and that no one can pass. We (the players) have to try to be like her, "says Puig.

Monica Serena does not know personally, but have just come across in the press area. "She goes about his business and I to mine," she says shyly Puig, who travels to tournaments with her mother, Astrid.

"I am happy and relaxed. Now I have to think about the next game. Well, today I'll celebrate a little," says the young tennis player.

Astrid is waiting for that celebration. Time will tell if he can follow the path of Beatriz "Gigi" Fernandez (San Juan, 1964), one of the best doubles players in history, who along with the Dominican Mary Joe Ferandez-both with U.S. citizen-managed Olympic gold in pairs Barcelona 92 ​​and Atlanta 96.