Interview of the Day : Stefanie Voegele

27 September 2015

Another Swiss Miss  on the Tour  is Stefanie Voegele the 24 year old from Leuggern, Switzerland who has seen much ups and downs in the last three years from being 42 in the world in 2013 ,  and also a member of the Swiss Fed Cup Team, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2012-14. Stefanie has dropped considerably in her ranking which is 137 currently.

Not able to perform her best for the past  two years due to her father's illness and his death , this brave player is coming to terms with her life. She spoke to the Tashkent Media Team's Sunder Iyer after she qualified for the main draw of the 1th Tashkent open

It was close match today , Your thoughts ?

Ans : It was a very close match  ,  we both played a rusty first set but I managed to win , Bychkova raised the bar in the second set and won it , The third set  was very close , every point mattered and I managed to win some important  points

When you entered the event did you expect to play the qualifying ?

I   Expected to play the  main draw when I entered the tournament  ,  but I  found out that I was in the qualifying as the draw is quite tough this year ,  however it is good to play qualies and get as many matches as possible and this will help me .

You lost over 100 spots in the ranking in the last couple of years ?

It has not been game wise , but due some personal problems  ,  My dad passéd away last  year and he was quit sick for the year before that  , It was always on my mind when I played ,  what happens in life  is sad , I 'm trying hard to get over this loss but it is difficult.

About  your future plans ?

I'm trying to do my best. And need some time to play my best tennis ,   improve my tennis and   a be a better  person   every day .  I don't want to look at my ranking , playing tennis enjoying it is my priority now .   I want to play well and come back for my  DAD .