by: TennisMood 64

Timea Bacsinszky

“I do, what I really want to!”

Timea Bacsinszky: Rules of Life(28 y.o.)
Timea Bacsinszky

Personal Facts

Overview

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  • Began to play tennis at the age of 3.
  • Declined to take part in the Olympic Games in London and wanted to take a step back from her career. But decided to start her second career, and took on a new coach after had received an email telling her that she was eligible for the qualifying rounds at Roland-Garros.
  • Likes watching Ocean's 11 and Ocean's 12.
  • Favorite actors are Julia Roberts and George Clooney.
  • Fluent in 5 languages: French, Hungarian, English, German, Italian. "I don't know my limits. I am fluent in five languages and I had a great success in tennis, when I was not highly motivated. So, I even can't imagine,what can I do now."
  • "I love cooking. I was lucky to have nannies at home, that discovered for me cooking. I made soups for my mother in the evening with my nanny. I was happy then."
  • Likes soccer, handball, listening to music.
  • Her favorite cities are Budapest, Catania.
  • Was a big fan of Monica Seles and Roger Federer.
  • Adores pets. Has got two dogs and two cats at home.
  • Her favorite shot is her serve.
  • "I’m happy for the first time in my life. I do, what I really want to. I have my personal goal. I don’t play tennis because I’m talented and because others expect me to play it. "

Bacsinszky Family Life & Pressure

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  • Was born to Igor (a Hungarian tennis coach) and Suzanne (dentist) in Lausanne (Switzerland).
  • Has got a brother (a music teacher and member of The Evpatoria Report) and two sisters, Sophie (musician and student) and Melinda.
  • "I was living in Switzerland and seeing all those other kids around me who had nice families, and then me on the other side."
  • Her father pressured her into tennis when she was only a child. For this reason
    hasn’t spoken to her father in years. " I suffered from the “pushy parents” syndrome. First time I picked up a racquet was at the age of 3 and I was constantly pushed hard by my father to succeed in the sport. I thought about running away to live without pressure. I’d researched the Internet to find out about how to run away successfully."
  • "The worst moment of my life was, when I got my first sponsor. My father quickly become my coach, because all he needed was money."
  • "I was so happy to learn new things: school and books gave me a chance to live outdoors the tennis world."
  • When she was fifteen, forced her mother to divorce her father.
  • "Great world rankings didn't make me happy. I was sad all the time and didn’t know why. I had no idea what my future should look like."
  • "I don’t even know how I managed to get up to 37th. I was ultra clever, I read the others’ games well but unfortunately I have never worked on my own. It was just a continuation of the world I’d been put in."
  • "I gave up on tennis. I couldn’t do more before, because if I shine, my father shines too."
  • "It is never late to search yourself. I told my friend: “Ok, fine, I’m going to serve coffee in cafés.” And I would have loved it. "
  • "Changing of life purpose may have a sense. I took up an internship at a hotel to continue education of hotel management.
  • "I felt a desire to play tennis again. It wasn't matter whether I win or lose. At that point I knew: for the first time in my life I had the opportunity to decide for myself what I wanted to do.

Activism

  • Got three singles and four doubles titles on the WTA Tour.
  • Has won 12 singles and 14 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.
  • Has a career match record of 23–16 (playing for Switzerland in the Fed Cup).
  • Reached the semifinals of three junior Grand Slam tournaments in 2004–05 as a child. "I had to win matches, because otherwise my parents would fight."
  • Won a silver medal in doubles with Martina Hingis at the Olympics in Rio.
  • The most memorable tournament was 2006 Zürich.
  • Won her first WTA singles title at the 2009 Luxembourg Open.
  • Timea is supporting the UNAIDS #ProTESTHIV campaign, which encourages young people to become actively involved in promoting HIV testing and linkage to care and treatment services.

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