Tennis star Emily Appleton on lost luggage and positives in Germany

27/11/2019

Doing your job without favourite work clothes or your most crucial tool would be hard for most people to take care of.
What if you’re a tennis player, you’re abroad for a tournament and you go for the airport luggage conveyor belt just to find out your entire luggage is missing…
Sky Sports Scholar Emily Appleton shows all…
My final trip of the summer was in Germany for 2 weeks of contest to Braunschweig and also Leipzig. I was excited since I’d be back to the clay and competing in a country that I am fond of!
For to Leipzig when I came and I had to choose two flights my two bags had not!
London airports don’t let tennis rackets to be taken as hand luggage and so I had been without all my tennis shoes, of my rackets. All I had were the clothes I wore in my spine.
The problem has been far from ideal but I tried not to panic – however – since they had been convinced the bags could arrive that evening.
The next morning (the day of my first match!) My bags were nowhere to be viewed.
At the right time of my first match I had no equipment and was wearing the clothes from the day – I travelled in sports apparel!
I was gave her set of sneakers by my doubles partner and I lacked a racket.
We played well together and considering all the variables as well as it being the first time we had met with each other I was happy with what happened and we’d defeated a strong pair that was German.
A day later my bags still had not showed up and it was time to get my very first round singles game.
I faced a Hungarian who had expertise on the red clay and she had been a really challenging opponent. We
Started the match at 6pm and that I won 7-6 4-6. I was so happy to acquire my very first round in the W25 and considering the conditions.
Unfortunately my luggage did not even show up in time for the next day because of my next round singles and also the quarter-finals of those doubles.
From the singles I challenged her and dropped quite closely to the winner.
In the doubles we dropped 16-14 into the set that went on to win the tournament at the final set tiebreaker.
They were losses but I was quite delighted with how the week had gone and very crystal clear progress had been made – even without my things!
It sucks to lose but also to lose to this tournament’s winner is more rewarding and it showed that I am so close.
My bag showed up and so I managed to play together with my own equipment.
In which I will concentrate on my fitness I am back in England for a three-week training block center. I am really excited to keep on working as I’m seeing improvements in my sport and mindset.

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