Mitsova: I have to handle the pressure
Mariya Mitsova from Bulgaria is seeded second in Yonex Estonian International, and she is also ready to play in the quarter-finals after beating Ayla Huser from Switzerland in the second round 21-16 21-9.
— My attack is pretty well. The hall is perfect — not too big and not too small. I like to play fast and attacking, so it is working good for me here, Mitsova tells Badminton Europe after her second-round win.
— I honestly expected to go to the quarter-finals, because I am seeded second in this tournament, but I feel the pressure. It is not often, I am seeded second, and I am still working on climbing up the world ranking. I will be seeded in more tournaments, so I have to handle it, Mitsova says.
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European Championships medal in focus
The Bulgarian, who won the tournament in 2017 in women’s doubles alongside Petya Nedelcheva, believe that Yonex Estonian International can be the beginning of a good year for her.
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— My main goal of the year is the European Championships. I am hoping for a quarter-final there, but first I hope that I can be in top eight, so I can have a seeding, Mitsova says.
Will Yonex Estonian International be the perfect start of the season for you?
— I hope so. I will really do my best.
See also: All results from Yonex Estonia International 2018