Wimbledon is over, and I have learned a lot from competing this year. As you may already know, I made it to the semifinals, where I played Sabine Lisicki. That's when I lost a tight battle, 9-7, in the third set. I had just taken the second set, so I was really excited to have my shot. That third set was my chance to win, so losing hurt quite a lot. But I know that I'll be back again, and I'll be stronger next year.
I hope to win the title at the All England Club in the future. I've been really close the last couple of years, so I can picture it happening there on the grass court. I have to send my congrats to Marion Bartoli and Andy Murray for winning this year -- they earned their titles.
The whole Wimbledon experience was awesome. I didn't get out too much -- other than playing a lot of tennis. But I did go to the WTA party, which was a lot of fun. I also made a couple of shopping expeditions where I bought new shoes, of course! My sister and I shared a house for the fortnight with our coaches and our mom. Mom was the cook, so we had the chance to eat lots of Polish food, which is a luxury we don't get very often. It made us feel more relaxed about being there as we took it all in.
Now, I'm back in Poland. It's time to relax and catch up with friends and family because I leave for the U.S. in a week or so. I have to fit in as much as I can while I'm here. Then I have a really busy U.S. Open Summer Series in the build-up to the U.S. Open to finish the season. It will all begin in Stanford, followed by Carlsbad, Toronto, Cincinnati and then the U.S. Open at the end.
I feel comfortable and pretty much at home in all the North American cities on the tour. Indian Wells, which was in the spring, is fantastic because it's so different than anywhere else we go. I love playing there. New York at the end of the summer is quite special, too. I look forward to the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. I hope I can go on an extended run there, so I get even more time to shop 'til I drop. Tennis comes first, but shopping in New York is definitely something I look forward to, so stick with me through the rest of the summer. My next blog comes out on Aug. 22, just before I start that tournament, so keep following my progress until then!
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