Miami – Week 1

My dear fans,

I know I have not written you in a while but do not take it against me since I have had so many committments. I did not stop thinking about all of you, just in general I have not had time to turn on my laptop and be in front of my computer. I wrote you on a daily basis in Indian Wells, but since I arrived on the East Coast of US, I have not stopped yet with different kinds of off court activities which are part of my work as well.

I am going to tell you now what I have been doing. Apart from tennis and conditioning practices, press conferences and other activities related to tennis, I went to one of my favorite boutiques “BEBE” with my good friend Bethanie Mattek who is also sometimes my doubles partner. She invited me to go together and choose clothes for certain happenings that awaited us here in Miami. Media was invited to take picutres while we were posing in front of the mirror wearing variety of outfits. We had a great time and it’s always like that with Bethanie. She is a very positive and outgoing person, and once you are with her somewhere, your whole face will get sore due to constant laughing.

I tried to relax a bit and charge myself with some positive energy for everything that is going to happen throughout this tournament, but also in doing many things for my sponsors. One of these moments was the “VIP Party” where I wore a dress specially designed for me made out of Sony Ericsson mobile phones Z750. Frankly, I could not believe what I am wearing and that the dress was made out of 700 phones. By the way, this is the first dress ever made out of mobile phones. It was designed by a professional dancer Kelly Kealy Mayton. The dress was purple as well as the new phone Z750 that came on the market and I promoted it that evening. After doing promotions in Doha for Sony Ericsson and presenting Precious Gold phone made out of gold, company representatives chose me to participate in this campaign as well. Apart from the purple color, you can purchase this phone in two other colors: pink and gray. The dress had open back which pointed many cameras towards me, but I have to admit it felt great wearing something unique and priceless, and every girl in that moment would feel special especially when I add to the outfit the shoes which were remarkable. I felt as if I was in a fairytail, like Cinderella, haha. The shoes were decorated with Swarovski cristals and certain mobile phone parts. It might sound weird, but I am including some photos so you can see it yourself.

One of the most important activities this week involved the charity event organized for Tim and Tom Gulikson Foundation. I played tennis for an hour with a lady which donated a big amount of money. Tennis offered me so many things in life which I am able to enjoy now and I always try to give it back to those who need it the most. That is the special feeling which makes me feel fulfilled.
As far as tennis is concerned, I am doing better and I feel I am on the right track. Every morning I wake up early to work hard with my team. I am so ready to play my best game, and strengthen my body as much as possible.
That’s it from me at this moment, tomorrow I start the tournament so I will write you soon again!
Kiss,
JJ

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