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Lena Daniilidou: When I enter the tennis court I only think about the victory

02 October 2010 / 10:10:01  GRReporter
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Do you have a mascot? Or people who if they are in the stands you know everything will be fine?

Lena Daniilidou: As I said earlier, my people are always with me at the matches and I look at them all the time. I am very happy to have such parents and friends who support me. And I will continue to support me.

You're a sensitive person. As you enter the court, however, you succeed to let this quality of yours aside and concentrate entirely on defeating the enemy ...

Lena Daniilidou: When you go on court, the purpose of each match is to win. The point is that in this sport in order to go to a tournament you have to play 5-6 games. In Grand slam 8. But every day you wake up differently and feel differently. Today, for example the whole day before the game was different from yesterday. Last night I fell asleep late, as I couldn’t fall asleep. But now I must be here and play. These are the difficulties of our sport. I do not think there is another sport with so many competitions. Our tournaments and competitions are 45 weeks a year. If you can take that physically and mentally that’s great... Every day you have to be under pressure and trying to give the best you can.

How do you relax?

Lena Daniilidou: I rest with calm stuff. By spending time with my closest people. I miss them, I need them and I have great time with them. I love cinema and music. I especially love the music. Because I miss my vacation, whenever I have one or two free days I try to do something different.... I like windsurfing, for example. Overall I love the sea. But I do really calm things.

Your plans for this season?

Lena Daniilidou: The year is already ending, there are only 3 tournaments left. It wasn’t a bad year, but it wasn’t the best. As I said, however, now I'm healthy and this is very important. If I manage to keep healthy I think the new year will be better.

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