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Q&A 20 with Sachia Vickery

Sachia Vickery

We've featured a few Sachia Vickery video's the past few months on our Instagram a/c and we are delighted to have Sachia take our Q&A. Sachia had a great run of form in Indian Wells recently beating Gabine Muguruza, Genie Bouchard and was beaten by eventual Champ Naomi Osaka. She was a top US Junior and has played pro tournaments since she was 14 (2009) and at the age of 22 (2018) she has entered the worlds top 100.

 

Sachia is an extremely hard worker

What age did you start playing tennis at?
5

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Did any of your parents play tennis?
No

What was your highest ITF world ranking (under 18)?
4

 Under 16 Eddie Herr 2009 Champion

Did you go to University?
Nope.

What age did you decide to go pro?
14. (Played her first pro match in 2009 as a 14 year old at an ITF $10K tournament in Evansville where she reached the semifinals)

What was your highest WTA ranking?
89 Singles
230 Doubles

If you weren't a pro what do you think you would be doing?
Marine biologist

Are you a Km/h or Mp/h person?
Mp/h

Whats your biggest weapon on-court?
Speed

 Throwback to preseason training in Miami

Whats your fastest ever serve?
113 Mp/h

Do you like flying?
No

Your flying class?
Business (if they give ya girl that free upgrade )

What clothing company are you sponsored by?
K-Swiss

Sachia Vickery Tecnifibre K-Swiss
Image rights unknown. Source US Open Instagram page.

What rackets do you use?
Tecnifibre

Is the racket personalized for you? Do you know the weight?
Yes / 305 grams

What strings do you use?
Tecnifibre black code

What tension are your strings?
57 lbs (26 Kg)

How many rackets do you carry in your bag for a match?
4

What grips do you use?
Tecnifibre

Are you a sweatband person?
Yes

Did you ever use a tournament towel as a gift!?
Yes

Do you have a pre-match song you like to play to get you in the zone?
Bartier Cardi 
 

 

Whats the one match that you played that you remember the best?
Indian Wells 2018 against Muguruza

 

Which city has the best on court fans for atmosphere?
New York, US Open.

Who was your childhood tennis hero?
Serena and Venus

Do you prefer Running/Biking/Love Both or Hate Both?
Running

 

What is your favorite tennis fitness drill or exercise?
Side to Side drills.

What do you do to relax while at tournaments?
Read or hang with friends

Do you read books?
Yes

Whats your all-time favorite movie?
The girl with the dragon tattoo

What book are you reading now?
Kill me if you can (James Patterson)

Whats your all-time favorite movie?
Save the last dance

What is your favorite quote?
“If you can’t achieve it, weave it"

Thank you Sachia. We will be following your progress throughout the year and cant wait for you to enter the top 50 💪

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