Sara Errani Speaks About A Stellar Season and “Sufrimiento”
In 2012, Sara Errani made a racquet change and had a great year.
Many predicted she would struggle to keep her top 10 status with a need to defend so many rankings points. The doubters were wrong. Errani has met her 2013 goals already.
She shared some thoughts with the press at the New Haven Open on Monday.
On the Racquet: ” The racquet was the beginning of the change. From then, I started to play better on the court. I started to win more matches. I started to feel more confident.”
She was asked about Bartoli’s retirement and the pain Bartoli cited in her decision. She brought up the Italian term “sufrimiento” to describe the physical toll that the game takes on players.
But she’s thrilled for Marion. “There is another new life after tennis. She’s young and can do many things. So, why not?”
Good friend Roberta Vinci seems to pop up in Sara’s singles draw all the time. Is that frustrating for the Italian doubles duo?
“Sometimes, yes. Maybe you would like to be on the other side. It’s tennis. It happens. There are more matches to play.”
Sara won’t have to face Roberta Vinci in New Haven, as her Italian counterpart fell to Carla Suarez Navarro in the first round. Errani has an excellent chance to advance to the quarters at the tournament, as she plays Ekaterina Makarova this afternoon.