Vogt: It was overwhelming and I’m disappointed


Originally published on: 30/07/12 00:00

The world No.233, who played at the All England Club courtesy of a wild card, was beaten 6-2, 6-0 in the first round by Georgia’s Anna Tatishvili.

“It was the biggest match I’ve ever played,” Vogt said. “I’ve played some top 100 players, but not many. This was definitely the biggest stage for me. It was overwhelming and I’m pretty disappointed with my play. It was just too much for me. I think I could have played much better.”

Vogt, who has never played in the main draw of a Women’s Tennis Association event, was grateful for the chance to play at the All England Club but admitted that the whole Olympic occasion had got to her. The 22-year-old carried Liechtenstein’s flag at Friday’s opening ceremony.

“It’s been a lot,” Vogt said. “I was named as the flag bearer and this was my first time at Wimbledon and my first match ever on grass, my first Olympics. I was trying to tell myself that the pressure was on my opponent, that she had to win, that I couldn’t lose. I played a bit more freely in the last couple of games but I couldn’t put on court what I am capable of.”

Vogt, who was joined at the Games by her mother and aunt, will try to enjoy her remaining days in London. “I have another tournament in Germany starting on the 6th or the 7th,” she said.  “But I’m definitely planning to enjoy my days now. Maybe I will watch some more tennis, but the unlucky thing is that it’s so far from the village. It’s quite a trip. I’ve stayed in the village throughout. It takes an hour and 15 minutes to get to Wimbledon.”


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