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2022/07/18

《跟著jojo打職業》葛藍喬安娜回鄉奮戰獲得亞軍,諾丁漢也有亞洲的家鄉味美食 Joanna Garland: The journey in Nottingham

歷經上次舟車勞頓的突尼西亞之旅,jojo決定回到家鄉英國的諾丁漢出賽,在四站的比賽中除了收穫亞軍的好成績,也遇到了其他來自台灣的選手,這次的故事充滿人情味也充滿家鄉味,長期四處征戰在外,最想念的還是家鄉味,一起看看jojo這次巡迴賽中場內和場外的大小趣事吧!

作者:Legotai
頒獎時刻 (Awards ceremony) 
(圖片來源:葛藍喬安娜)

 

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歷經上次舟車勞頓的突尼西亞之旅,jojo決定回到家鄉英國的諾丁漢出賽,在四站的比賽中除了收穫亞軍的好成績,也遇到了其他來自台灣的選手,這次的故事充滿人情味也充滿家鄉味,長期四處征戰在外,最想念的還是家鄉味,一起看看jojo這次巡迴賽中場內和場外的大小趣事吧!

 

因為上次在突尼西亞的經歷讓你覺得精疲力盡,所以在過去的採訪中你曾經提到想回英國出賽。這次回到家鄉出賽你有什麼特別的感想嗎?

(You mentioned that you would like to go back to England and play some tournaments since you were exhausted in Tunisia. How did you feel to play tournaments in your hometown? )

 

I won't lie, the atmosphere at the British events is nowhere near as exciting as playing at a beautiful clay court club in front of spectators in a sunny European destination. However, I enjoy playing in the UK because it means I don't have to travel very far, and I don't have to arrive too early on-site to prepare for the event. As soon as the tournament is finished I can head home on the same day and stay there between events, and I love spending time at home so there is a 'win-win' feeling at the end of the tournament even if my results aren't great. Nottingham is a two-hour drive from my hometown Stevenage, so my parents have been able to drive to watch my matches when they have time. I've mentioned before that traveling is one of the toughest parts of being a tennis player, and therefore I will always choose to play in the UK over somewhere only reachable by plane.

 

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『實不相瞞在歐洲有許多風光明媚的景點附近會舉辦賽事,這些充滿觀眾且令人興奮的氛圍是英國當地難以匹敵的。但我仍然很喜歡在英國當地出賽,因為這意味著我不必長途旅行,我也不需要為了準備比賽而特別提早去到現場。一旦賽事結束我可以馬上回家休息,除了可以當天來回以外,每一站比賽之間的空檔我也都有機會回家。有時候比賽結果難免差強人意,但是一想到能夠多花點時間在家又能參加比賽,這對我來說至少已經是一個雙贏的局面。諾丁漢距離我的家鄉史蒂文納吉需要兩小時的車程,我的父母只要有空都可以載我到現場參加比賽,甚至是為我加油。就像我之前提到的,身為一個職業網球運動員,長途旅行一直都是一件很辛苦的事情,我想往後我也會盡量選擇在英國當地出賽。』

 

到場加油的父母(Sharing the moment with parents)
(圖片來源:葛藍喬安娜)

 

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你在諾丁漢參與了四週的賽事,第一週止步於第二輪,在連續兩次止步於八強之後,終於在第四站的賽事晉級決賽並且獲得亞軍。你是怎麼讓自己適應然後變得更好?

(You participated in four tournaments in Nottingham and entered the second round in the first tournament. After entering the quarterfinals twice in the following two weeks, you entered the finals and won runner-up. How did you keep adjusting and getting better?)

 

I don't believe that my level in the first week was any worse than in the following three. The matches that I won, I was the more solid player on the day. All four matches that I lost were too strong opponents who all played some good tennis against me. In the first tournament, I lost a close match against Jana Fett, the second seed. I had multiple opportunities to close the match, including serving for it at 6-5 in the third set, but failed to do so. With a bit of luck maybe that match could've gone my way, and the outcome of all four tournaments at Nottingham could've been completely different.

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