Interview with Joshana Chinappa: "Each win is important in my career"
Joshana Chinappa talks about her Victorian Open title and looks ahead to the Australian Open.
Joshana Chinappa is on a high after winning the Victorian Open title on Sunday. She beat second seed Line Hansen 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 in the final to lift her 10th WSA title.
Joshana will be seen in action at the Australian Open this week and is looking forward to continue her impressive run at the tournament. We caught up with Joshana for an exclusive interview through e-mail.
Q: Talk us through the Victorian Open win, your 10th WSA title.
It feels good to win here! The girls who played were strong and tough competitors.
Q: What were your strategies as you went into the final against Line Hansen?
I just wanted to stay relaxed and play which i did.
Q: How important is this win in your career?
Each win is important and this is no different.
Q: You took some time off after the Hong Kong Open. How did it help in terms of regrouping for the National Championships and Victorian Open?
I wanted to spend time training and getting ready for the second half of the season.
Q: You won your 14th National title just a couple of weeks ago. How did that win help your confidence ahead of the Victorian Open?
I didn't think about the nationals at all while coming here.
Q: The Australian Open will be played in the same venue as the Victorian Open. Do you think that will be an added advantage?
I am happy I don't have to take another flight and stay elsewhere! The venue is also great!
Q: You take on Alexis Clonda in the first round at the Australian Open. Your thoughts on the match.
Alex is a former World No. 5 and she helps David Palmer in Orlando with his training camps. I know her well and looking forward to playing against her.