Take Ten with Astrid Wanja Brune Olsen
We took a break with pro tennis player Astrid Wanja Brune Olsen to talk the secret to the perfect serve and her ideal walkout song.
Name: Astrid Wanja Brune Olsen
Age: 18 (23 June, 1999)
Birth Place: Oslo, Norway
Plays: Right Handed (Double Handed Forehand)
Started Playing Tennis: Age 6
Favourite Surface: Clay
1. We saw that last year you got injured, what motivates you to keep coming back?
Yeah, I had an annoying injury. However, I knew since 14-15 that I really had a chance to become a great tennis player, and I wasn’t planning on letting an injury get in my way. As a tennis player or any other athlete for that matter, it’s normal to get injuries and you really just have to fight your way through it. I’m definitely very competitive in most things that I do. It doesn’t matter what I am doing, I always try to do my best and to win. In addition to that, tennis motivates me to eat right, train right and sleep right.
2. What’s a pre-match must have?
I must have some good music in my ears and a full stomach before I go in to a match.
3. Warm up?
Warm up: dynamic stretching, use my rubber band, run and then sprint.
4. Walk Out Song?
Any song by Beyoncé.
5. Dream Match?
My role model on the court is the one and only, Serena Williams. She’s such an incredibly fierce woman and she’s conquered so many obstacles on her way to success, I draw a lot of inspiration from that. A dream match would be to play her in a grand slam final.
8. Cool down?
Cool down: eat a 🍌, run/bike for a little while, roll on a foam roller, stretch and then chill.
Astrid wears the Players Polo Dress in Navy
9. Current Frequently Used Emojis?
10. Have you got any tennis tips for us?
No matter what the score is, never stop giving your 💯. The game is not over until the last ball is played.