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31 October 2011

60 seconds with: Lucie Safarova


Photo: Florian EiseleLucie Safarova (CZE)

Any nicknames and why?

If you weren’t a tennis player, what would you be?
I would like to take care of people. I am thinking about physiotherapy and I studied psychology, so this is something that interests me.

Which website do you check the most?
It’s actually the Czech news because I am never at home. It’s Ednez.cz.

What do you regard as your biggest achievement in tennis?
Quarterfinals of Australia 2007 or last year, semi-finals of Madrid.

If a movie was made about your life, which actress would you want to play you?
That’s an interesting question. I like Kate Hudson and Angelina Jolie.

What do you do when you’re not playing tennis?
Relax with my friends, go to the cinema. Chatting and being active. I like to bike outside and also being with my nieces.

Where is your favourite holiday destination?
I really love Mauritius.

What is the best Fed Cup atmosphere you’ve played in?
Always at home in Brno, where I was born, so that’s even more special for me because I have family and friends there.

If you were singing karaoke, what song would you pick?
Right now, I’m listening to Shout out Loud, Normandy.

Do you have any pre-match rituals?
Not anything special, just regular ones.

What was the last music you downloaded on iTunes?
Shout out Loud, Normandy

If you could pick three people from history to have dinner with, who would they be?
It’s difficult. Maybe some actors, so maybe Kate Hudson, and maybe an athlete would be interesting. Maybe Usain Bolt. Not sure about the third.

What has been your best Fed Cup moment?
When we reached the semifinals and we were just crying from emotions. The team spirit was amazing.

And your worst Fed Cup moment?
When we were playing Italy in Italy and we lost so easily (in 2010). And then I remember I lost one in France two years ago, I lost 8-6 in the third. That was also a tough one.

Tell us something about Lucie Safarova that we don’t know…
I like to be around people I like, my close friends. I am impatient.

Listen below to an interview with Lucie Safarova, as she previews Czech Republic's chances against Russia in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final - recorded a fortnight ago...

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