Laura Siegemund

January 24, 2020

January 24, 2020 “Throughout my whole career I thought it was as simple as one plus one. If you put in hard work and don’t give up, you will be successful at some point. It’s not that easy though. I have always worked very hard to achieve my goals however for a long time fell short of my aspirations. I was a very ambitious kid and looking back probably needed someone to help me with the demands and challenges of professional sport. It would have been helpful if someone had tempered and guided my ambition and enthusiasm rather than allowing me to push myself to the limit. In my mid 20’s, at the end of 2012, I decided to quit the professional tour as it was a very unhappy time for me. I was burnt out and just felt the need to take a step back. I started to study psychology, which was always a passion of mine, and also started teaching tennis on a recreational level for fun. That gave me a completely different perspective of this sport. I was still playing tennis during this break, but it wasn’t for results, ranking points or achievements, which I’d been running

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