Australian Open 2018- another update by our favorite Aussie, tennis pro, Jess Moore
Here is another update from inPhorm’s favorite Aussie, tennis pro, Jess Moore. The Open starts tomorrow! We can’t wait to get Jess’ next update and will share it with you at once!
10th Jan 2018
Back on the plane heading to Melbourne. One part of the tennis tour people find hard to grasp is as soon as you lose, you look for the next cheapest flight out of there to get ready for the next event. To be honest I am a little disappointed in the result of last night’s match against the 2nd seeds Melichar and Flipkins. In their own right both respectful players but we had many openings to take the second set and who knows with a third set tiebreaker……it’s in anyone’s hands. Personally, I’m happy with the way I played, a couple of areas I need to work on this coming week to prepare for the Australian Open.
I’m having today off training to get back home, settle, wash my smelly suitcase of clothes and start again on the practice court tomorrow. I’m looking forward to getting back on the doubles court with my partner Ellen Perez. She had an incredible week last week in Sydney beating current world number 11; Kristina Mladanovic. Playing some great tennis!! Really excited to get out there and compete in Melbourne together.
My family is coming to Melbourne from Western Australia in the next couple of days. As mentioned last week, cannot wait to have the family with me!! Haven’t seen them for about four months so I’m looking forward to a few big bear hugs!! My little nephew just started walking, to be able to have some time with him will be special as always!! My family is everything to me, not spending regular time with them is one of the toughest sacrifices to be on tour.
About to touch down in Melbourne, keep you updated with this week’s training and preparation leading into the Aussie Open.
13th Jan 2018
Countdown to Australian Open – 2 days until it starts. Melbourne continues to have the most unpredictable weather. A place you can never really know if it will rain or shine and you need to prepare for four seasons in a day. Unfortunately, the last couple of days has been raining and I wasn’t able to get any court time so I joined a group of Aussie girls to hit super early to guarantee a session.
It’s great to be back at Melbourne Park during the Open. So many changes have been made on site and I only hear from players how well they get treated while being here. This makes the experience even more special and drives you to make sure you’re back for next year.
The main draw doubles draw isn’t out yet so practice and match play is the main focus. I went out with a group of girls later this morning to practice offsite at a nice boy’s college not too far. I was playing with a top 20 doubles player and against two top 50 players.
The perfect practice for me. Being surrounded by this level is only a positive experience, encourages me to lift my level consistently.
Looking forward to getting out on the match court this week. Doubles usually start Wednesday/Thursday so I’ll keep you posted!