Arantxa Rus celebrates her win over Clijsters with her Wilson Tour BLX racquet in hand
Arantxa Rus swung her Wilson Tour BLX tennis racquet to have the best win over her career, defeating world #2 Clijsters to reach the third round of Roland Garros.
The 20 year old lefty has been making great progress through the WTA Tour, winning 6 ITF Circuit titles and reaching her 3rd WTA quarterfinal at Estoril last month. The 2008 Australian Open Junior champion Rus will take on Kirilenko for a spot in the Round of 16.
We caught up with Arantxa to get some insight to this rising star as she answers your Facebook questions.
Rebekah Franklin: Who’s your favorite player of the ATP?
Arantxa: Nadal…I love his fight and his attitude. Fun to watch.
Jordy Corallo: Arantxa, what are your career targets and this year will you return in Palermo?!
Arantxa: My first goal is top 20. But my main focus is getting better every day. I am not sure about Palermo yet 🙂
Antonio Jesús Villarán López: Arantxa, do you know how to speak Spanish?
Arantxa: No. But I am taking classes
Chris Gilbert: How hard is it top make the move from being a top junior to competing on the WTA tour?
Arantxa: The jump to the challengers was ok. Not too hard. But the jump to the WTA events was tougher. It takes time.
Noradeli Caselin Gomez: Your favorite cities to visit?
Arantxa: Barcelona. Beach, shopping, and a beautiful city.
Alvin Lam: You think you can coach me?
Arantxa: Haha. I will stick to playing.
Tennis: Do you prefer grilled or fried fish tacos?
Arantxa: Not a fish taco fan. Usually eat regular taco’s.
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