Russian Natalia Vikhlyantseva: She has heard a lot of good things about Trnava

Natalia, what do you think about your results in 2019?

"I can say that that I’m satisfied with my season. Maybe somebody could say that I do not have enough good results, but I try to find my game which I have lost in 2018."

What do you consider to be your biggest success in your career so far?

"It’s tough to choose one good result, but I think the singles final in Hertogenbosch (June 2017) was the best one. And also I was playing Zone group in Poland in Fed Cup. I have won three matches there."

Which grandslam do you like the most and explain why?

"I like Wimbledon, it’s just that everything about this tournament is perfect. That’s history of tennis, atmosphere, traditions."

Do you know any tennis players from Slovakia better?

"I know Viktoria Kuzmova and Anna Karolina Schmiedlova. We practice at some tournaments together. We can speak about some upcoming tournaments or TV series."

Is there any idol, role model in your tennis career or was there when you were a kid?

"When I was a kid I used to watch a lot of tennis matches. It’s tough to choose just one player, but my idol is Roger Federer - GOAT. I like how he plays, how he acts on the court, no bad emotions at all!"

Why did you choose to play in Trnava?

"I‘ve heard a lot of good words about Trnava and the Academy, so I wanted see it. It’s nice that I also have the opportunity to play the tournament."

What do you want do achieve in your tennis career?

"My biggest dream in tennis is... I want to win Wimbledon, Summer Olympic Games and to be No. 1 player in the world."

What are your hobbies, what do you do in your free time?

"I spend my free time at university, because I’m still studying. But if I have any free time at all, then I go somewhere with family, friends. The cinema, an escape rooms or just walking."