Andrea´s first FED CUP abroad

Andrea´s first FED CUP abroad

For the first time Andrea Hlavackova was nominated for the FED CUP match abroad. Along with Petra Kvitova, Lucie Safarova, Klara Zakopalova and Lucie Hradecka will try tu succeed in Palermo, Italy, where defending champions will play in the semi-finals of FED CUP on clay against the home representation.

“We have been preparing since Sunday on Sicily. Just only one small complication was that bags of a small part of our team didn´t arrived. It is different training – beautiful weather and more courts. So training lessons are faster than in the hall where we have to rotate and there is also much more waiting and resting,” Andrea said.

She also feels another difference compared to other FED CUP´s experience. “It is my first nomination in the team for the match abroad. It is not so stressful like at home, where media look at us and we have to participate lot of marketing action etc. On the other hand we have more time for rest and proper training,” she added.

She likes it, because she can prepare well on clay. “I´m getting a lot in the game and that´s fine. Playing on Clay is difficult for me, but I believe that after faster courts during FED CUP tournament I will completely like it. I´m really looking forward to the weekend,” Andrea said.

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