Excited, Argentina dedicated to victory to all those who support her in this dream about French brick dust.
With the same calm with which he faced the game against Elina Svitolina, a rival that the papers took a huge distance from her, Nadia Podoroska stood in front of the microphone for her first interview as a semi-finalist at Roland Garros. Happy for the historic achievement he had just achieved on the brick dust of the Philippe ChatrierBut without letting emotion dominate her, Rosario dedicated the victory to her team and to all of Argentina.
“It is a bit difficult for me to speak after a match. Thank you all for your support and I am very happy. We did a great job with my coach during quarantine, we trained a lot. And thanks to that work I am here now,” Nadia commented , sharing the victory with their coaches, Juan Pablo Guzman Y Emiliano Redondi and all those who accompany her on a daily basis.
Aware that in our country many people got up early to follow their match against the number five in the world and suffered as much as she did each lost point, Rosario -who became the first player to reach the tournament’s semis from qualifying, in the It was Open – he sent a special thanks to all his compatriots.
“I know that there are many people in my country watching my games, following me. The support I am receiving is a lot and I would like to thank you enormously, for me it is very important. Argentina is having a bad time due to the pandemic and for me it is an honor to be able to give them this joy. Hopefully we can. Hopefully we continue like this, “he said in Spanish.
And he closed: “There is a person very close to me, who supported me at the beginning of my career and today he is having a very bad time. I do not know if he is being able to see me play, but I take this to thank him because without him I would not be here today “.
Svitolina, who was looking for her third semifinal in a Grand Slam, acknowledged that Argentina was superior on the court.
“Podoroska really played a great game. It was not easy for me to try to change something, to turn the result around, with the conditions in which we played. I was not one hundred percent mentally and that was very disappointing. I was very focused on the negative things, in which I was successful, “analyzed the Ukrainian.