Melbourne (EFE).- Cristina Bucsa. One of the revelations of the Australian Open. Spanish of Moldovan origin. She is the antidiva. A simple tennis player who, for the moment, shies away from sponsorships. She plays with a brand of rackets, another of t-shirts, and a third brand of sneakers. EFE is a direct witness in Melbourne of her philosophy of life.
The tennis player surprised in one of the secondary press rooms at Melbourne Park when she explained that “you don’t need a lot of clothes” and that “seven shirts and seven pants or skirts” is enough.
When the norm among a large majority of the women’s circuit is ostentation through social networks or being a participant in tremendous advertising campaigns promoted by leading brands in the sports textile market, the modesty and simplicity of the Cantabrian woman make her an exception that defies the norm. .
Bucsa, who managed to access the final draw after overcoming the demanding preliminary phase and beat the champion of a ‘slam’ like Bianca Andreescu in the second round of the final draw, fell this Friday against the first world ranked, the Polish Iga Swiatek
‘Wilson’ racket, ‘Dunlop’ racket bag, ‘Lacoste’ t-shirt, ‘Penguin’ pants and ‘Asics’ sneakers. This was her choice for the clash in the Kia Arena against the Canadian Andreescu because she, above all, she is “free” to choose her outfit.
“The way I see tennis is very different from the rest of the players. I only have Facebook to see who I heat with. I don’t have to teach my life to other people, ”argued the tennis player who also admitted that she is passionate about philosophy and anatomy.
This particular and effective way of understanding tennis allowed him this Wednesday against a Grand Slam champion to overcome the initial set and show a composure that revealed the nervousness of an Andreescu who deprived Serena Williams in 2019 of becoming the tennis player with greatest number of ‘slam’ titles in history.
“I am a very calm person and that is reflected in the game. I really enjoy playing and at a critical moment I know how to handle it because we work under pressure, ”he added after his victory against the Canadian.
The tennis player, who settled in the Cantabrian town of Torrelavega after arriving from Chisinau (Moldova) at the age of three, revealed that her only coach is her father, with whom she travels to all tournaments and to whom she entrusts all related tasks to the stuff.
“My father takes care of all that. I don’t know the voltage I use. Since he doesn’t break many rackets because they last a long time, the same thing happens with the strings, ”he explained this Monday after his first victory in the final draw.
His father competed in duathlon as a young man and is strict about a Seeker who dedicated the biggest victory of his career to him during an interview on the Kia Arena court in front of an Australian audience who appreciated both the tennis and his exemplary demeanor.
“He looks like a great person. We went with her for that reason. The way in which she has dedicated the victory to her father, that says a lot about her, ”argued an Irish fan after the conclusion of the clash in the outskirts of the stadium.
Tennis is a repetition sport and only the most disciplined players are capable of repeating the same strokes and game patterns regardless of the situation of the match they are going through.
Cristina, away from the distractions of the networks or the succulent contracts of sports brands, focuses only on executing her game plan without considerable ups and downs.
“I am focused on day to day, on leaving the track with the feeling that I have done better than the day before. It is not something stratospheric to have entered the top-100. Improving on a day-to-day basis is what will bring future results
Bucsa will make himself known this Friday before millions of followers from all over the world who will witness his way of understanding both tennis and life.