Olga Morozova: “I threw rackets, but in training: I was not allowed to do it in competition”

Olga Morozova: “I threw rackets, but in training: I was not allowed to do it in competition”

Olga Morozova, multiple tennis champion of the USSR, said in an interview with that she threw rackets on the court only during training, because she could not do it in competition.

— How did you manage your emotions before? Did you break your rackets too?

– Certainly. You remember Marat Safin, Andy Murray, who was disqualified for this. To be honest, I also threw rackets, but in training: I was not allowed to do it in competition.

— Maybe in your time rackets were broken less often because they were difficult to buy?

– Yes you! The rackets were different and they were broken. It was difficult to play with three balls during training in the Soviet Union, so our tennis players weren’t completely wrong: they had to hold the ball! I laugh every time I look at my granddaughter: no one imagined it was possible to have a hundred balls in training, so the regularity of the shots was incredible. The coaches kept an eye on that.

Each time has its advantages and disadvantages. Tennis today is very interesting: all the players are different, with good technique and good preparation. Watch how the players serve. Recently, at an exhibition tournament in the United Arab Emirates, Medvedev played mixed doubles with Mirra Andreeva. A 16-year-old girl accepts a male pitch: can you imagine what preparation and talent there must be? The winner is the one who knows how to direct his talent and which move to use at what time.

— In Soviet times, were bullets rare?

— Yes, there were Leningrad balls. The children received only old balls, and the sports masters received new balls. At Dynamo at that time, Anna Dmitrieva was a champion, we scored three of her goals in training, if we were lucky. When I was playing at a high level myself, I was also given three balls per training session. In the USSR, everything was under control, even the cannonballs. It seems to me that Leningrad was the only factory producing these shells. It was difficult to get them,” Morozova told .

Source : MatchTV

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