Jule Niemeier

May 19, 2022

“I’m not scared of not being successful, but there will always be ups and downs in a career and you have to be mentally prepared for that.  At the age of 15, I made the decision to move somewhere else to have the chance to become a professional tennis player. That was definitely the most difficult and painful decision I had to make because I loved to be at home with my family and friends. Before I moved away from my family I was homesick and didn’t enjoy traveling which made it even tougher for me to take the step.  Fortunately,  it was the right decision and was crucial to develop and grow as a person because I had to overcome some tough years with a lot of injuries and physical problems.  Last year changed my perspective. I started playing my first WTA events and did well, I played semis in the WTA 250s in Strasbourg and Hamburg and almost qualified in Wimbledon in my first GS appearance. I think my game style differentiates myself from others because I’m playing more like a men. I feel comfortable at the net, I’m using the slice and I’m trying to be creative

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