Sara Errani: “I need to play as much as possible to gain confidence”


Our Sara Errani in action again Cakarevic in Q-R1 of the 2017 Roland Garros

Our Sara Errani advances towards the 2017 Roland Garros’ main draw. Her target is the 11th consecutive partecipation to the Parisian Grand Slam Tournament. 

Today was Veronika Kudermetova‘s turn to fall into the lion’s pit and surrender before our warrior’s jaws. In fact, the young Russian was forced to leave the court after only 67 minutes. Final score: 6-1, 6-2. 
Once found a shaded shelter and given all the fans a chance for an authograph and a selfie, our Sara Errani granted a post-match interview to TENNISTOPIC to share her thoughts on the victory: 

Nothing comes for free here. That’s just the way it is. That is why I have come here mentally ready to fight my way through the Qualifying draw to fight and win a spot within the main one.

I’ve had two quite good matches here this week and neither of them were easy. Beatings, you say? Only if you care about the score. Do not let the stats fool you. Even yesterday’s match (ndr. vs Sara Cakarevic) didn’t come without a fight. They may be easy results but that’s just what I need right now: I need to play as many matches as possible to gain confidence.

Everybody knows I love clay. This might give me a little surface advantage, especially if I got the chance to get to know well the courts, like now. However, to play well is the first thing that really matters. 

I don’t think about being a contender this year because I’m not in my best period and at the moment all I want to do is just play as many matches as I can. I hope I could still be dangerous to anybody in the main draw if I can get there but before that, I still have one more match (to get through) – and it will be a tough one.


The “tough one” which our Sara Errani is referring to will be tomorrow’s match against the American Nicole Gibbs. The 24-year-old player from California – current n.128 in WTA Singles ranking – reached the decisive Qualifying round in straight sets over Zidanseck and Kuwata.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS – Sara Errani v. Veronika Kudermetova:

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