Another mime for Nadia podoroska. Argentina’s historic career from qualifying to her first Grand Slam semifinal at Roland Garros has earned her your votes as “WTA Revelation Player” for the month of October 2020.
The 23-year-old Rosario entered the tournament without having won a Grand Slam match or defeating a Top 50 player, but the signs were already there for Podoroska, No. 131 in the world at the time, in a year that was already very good. The Lima 2019 Pan American Games gold medalist started an impressive streak of 13 consecutive winss with a race to the ITF 60K title in Saint-Malo before bringing all that momentum to Paris.
How is the election? The finalists They are selected by the official WTA website and the winner is determined by voting. The previous ones chosen in the year were Ons Jabeur (January), Renata Zarazua (February), Maria Sakkari (August) and Iga Swiatek (September).
Without a doubt, Nadia Podoroska is living a dream season. The rosarina comes from reaching the semifinal of Roland garros, instance in which he fell to the champion Iga Swiatek, and also entered the top 50 players on the WTA circuit.
Nadia gave a press conference to review her great achievement at the Grand Slam in Paris. First of all, and in response to ESPN Tennis, Argentina referred to what will hold for her future in the next year: “I feel very comfortable playing on fast courts, that also gives me confidence as a player. In cement I think I have to continue doing more is that my serve takes center stage. What I have to do is continue dominating with the right and these are things that I will have to continue with my team to continue forward, “he said.
At the same time, Nadia shared the happiness she felt with the messages of support she received: “Without a doubt of being happy and content with the result, what will remain in my memory the most are the messages of joy and support, that people are interested in women’s tennis. That is the most beautiful thing that they It can happen to an athlete, feeling that it generates that contagion. It is something unique, “he said.
Further, Podoroska showed her feelings about reaching the semi-final at Roland Garros: “I did not imagine it. I had been playing well and I was confident, but I would never have imagined reaching the semifinal. What I feel most is the satisfaction of having achieved what I did. What remains for me is the proof that I am on the right path and that everything I am doing on the pitch is fine. Above all, the impulsiveness and motivation to continue improving at this level and growing in this sport, “he said.
Finally, Argentine tennis concluded: “It is a process that we have been doing for almost a year and a half, I went through difficult times too. I think that at the beginning of this year I already felt playing very well, with more order and clear ideas within the court. My goal is to continue doing the same as for this year. To continue training and improving, as well as adding things to my game to be able to stay at this level. My main goal is to continue enjoying and learning from this sport, which is the only way to do well, “he closed.