27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Universiade champion in tennis Ishizu was confident in her victory

The Universiade winner in the tennis singles Sachie Ishizu confessed to R-Sport agency that believed in winning the main prize.


Universiade. Day 11. Tennis © РИА Novosti/Alexey Kudenko

Ishizu who got 5th number after the seed won American Sabrina Santamaria (6:2, 7:5) in the final.

"I had a great confidence in victory, in all matches I felt that everything passed as planned, and this was the step in my career which would shows me the way to a new life," Ishizu explained. "I prepared specifically for the Universiade because I am a student and wanted to play here."Perhaps, some day I will have an opportunity to play against (Viktoria) Azarenko, she is my favourite tennis player,'' Japanese added in the conversation with agency R-Sport. Russian tennis players won the highest awards in the women's doubles (Elena Vesnina/Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova) and in the mixed (Andrey Kuznetsov/Vesnina).

R-Sport, July 16