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Anna Popescu - Tennis Player

About

Growing up with two older brothers meant that I played a lot of sport in my free time. From a young age, I loved sport and knew early on that I wanted to play sport professionally. Follow your passion! I played a lot of football and represented Watford girls academy for 2 years at under 10 level, as well as playing for a local boys team and a local girls team.

Additionally I played for the local cricket team and then got selected to represent the Hertfordshire county cricket team. I lived for sport, but it was tennis that I fell most in love with. After being selected for East region training squad, Herts county training and training at a High Performance Centre in St Albans, I realised that it was tennis that I wanted to pursue.

I recognise that I am very privileged to play tennis professionally, in getting to experience everything that comes with it. Tennis has taken me to 4 continents, and over 20 countries. Experiencing different cultures and meeting people from all over the world is probably my favourite thing about tennis (aside from the playing!)

Whilst I am competing and training, I am also completing an online degree in Psychology (BSc) with the Open University. Psychology has been an interest of mine for many years, after studying it at A Level, and is very insightful and useful for my career.

 

Location

Bath

Avon

United Kingdom

Aims & Goals

My two main goals as a child were to play at Wimbledon and to represent Great Britain, and these are unchanged, and would be the pinnacle for me.

My other goal in tennis is reaching the top 100 in the world in singles or doubles, and to play at all the grand slams. Tennis is a very difficult sport to make a living from so my final goal has been to become self sustainable from tennis. Not because I was ever interested in making money from tennis, or fame or status. Just because I’ve wanted to go all the way with my tennis. It’s been about the pursuit of a passion and seeing how far it could take me.

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