Born in Bratislava in Slovakia, Rebecca Šramkova, who already reached two semi-finals on the ITF tour this season, has very nicely taken some of her time to answer some of my questions. The 19-years-old Slovak is probably one of the most promising player of her country and this interview is a good opportunity to get to know a bit more this very talented and really nice girl. Almost every week passed on the tour Rebecca Šramkova is improving, so there is no doubt that you will hear more and more about her in the upcoming months and years…
First of all, how did you get into tennis ?
Actually I have problems with my eyes, that’s why and how I started to play tennis when I was six. It was good for me because of focus and being pointed on balls, but after a short time it started to be a passion for me.
How would you describe your playing style and what are your strengths ?
I play fast, with a good serve and drive volleys sometimes.
And in which compartment(s) of your game do you think you still need to improve the most ?
I think I mainly need to improve my foot work and my return.