AVP has started 2 tournaments ago, but to me AVP will start from NOW on!
I have some sad and some exciting news to give, my partnership with Tati is unfortunately over. Tati got a great offer coming from Ana Paula Henkel (former Conelly) and will play with her the remaining of the season.
I won't lie that I have been stressing about what in the world was I going to do... It has not been fun having to go to practices knowing that I would no longer play with such an amazing person and player, I LOVE TATI SOOOOOOO MUCH! Not playing with her breaks my heart, she taught me so much, on and off the court, she believed in me and she made me step up to the next level, I cannot be thankful enough!
And to make things a little harder, we start off the season with a 3rd place finish in Fort Lauderdale, we played so well, I feel like a whole new player! WOW!!! (You can know more about the tournament here)
Then we were playing just as well in Santa Barbara, even though we finished 7th, I know we would still have done just as well if it wouldn't be for Tati's stiff neck (I have never seen her being in so much pain!). So to finish our partnership this way wasn't so great, but we are way more than this, and we knew that! And I will never forget all the things we went through that not only made me a better player but also a better person, THANKS TATUI (Tatui is my nickname for Tati, it's sand crab in portuguese, because of her digs... )
Well, as I said, NOW it is all starting for me! I just shook hand yesterday with Carrie Dodd for the season! Carrie played with Tati for 2 seasons, i think, then she played with Diane Denecochea last year. Diane's trip to the final with Brittany Hochevar last weekend opened up this whole thing for me. Now that Carrie is free, we talked and closed the deal!
I am SO excited, Carrie is an absolute AMAZING player, I have learned so much just by watching her and cannot wait to experience playing with her. I think we will be BEASTS on the court together, oh... forgot to mention that Tati and Carrie are the BEST setters on the tour! How lucky am I??? :)
So now Carrie and I have this whole month to practice and get to know each other on the court and be ready to kick some butt in Huntington Beach Nivea Open. So be ready and come support my new team! I promise that FIIIIRE (like my friend Kari says) will be one of our biggest trait among other things!! I can't wait!!!!
See you at the beach! :)
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