Dear followers this week we have the possibility to make you know a young talented girl of ’98 generation and former Nr.1 of junior tennis rankings. We are talking about hungarian player Dalma Gálfi who has universally considered one of the possible rising stars of our favourite sport.
Dalma was born in Veszprem (Hungary) on 08/13/1998 and began to play tennis at 5. In 2014, when she was still a junior, she obtained her first good results in Itf Pro circuit by winning two 10k tournaments in Heraklion; in 2015 she already debuted in Fed Cup and won other three Itf tournaments including a 25k in Cairns, Australia. She closed the year at 313rd position of Wta ranking. In the same year she ended her brilliant junior career which culminated with Us Open victory. Infact from 2016, at just 17 years old, she dedicated completely at pro tournaments and we didn’t have to wait very long to see her perfomance improve more and more; two triumphs in 25k tournaments and a final in the prestigious Tokyo 100k at the end of the year. Her new best ranking will be fixed probabily on next Monday when she should reach the 150 position of the ranking.
But now the interview…
Hi Dalma, how many years are you wandering the world to play tennis tournaments despite your very young age?
I started playing tournaments abroad when I was 11 years old. My first tournaments were mostly in close countries to Hungary.
Usually are you able to enjoy and visit the attractions of places where you play tournaments ?
It always depends on how i do on each tournament. If i lose quite early, i go and look around in the city where i am. If i play well, and do well at the tournaments, then i don’t have time for anything unfortunately.
What is the most beautiful place did you discover playing tennis until now?
My favourite country is definitely Australia. I love the atmosphere of the cities,especially Brisbane and Melbourne. There are lots of great coffeshops where you can have a nice coffee or a brunch with your friends. The beaches of the Gold Coast are just spectacular. And my best experience was to hold a koala in my hands.
Is there some city or place that you would suggest us absolutely to visit of your country?
Without any doubt I would suggest to spend some days in Budapest.
To travel is very expensive for a tennis player too. Do you use any particular trick to save money in booking flights and hotels?
I can’t really use any tricks because your schedule can change anytime, so you can’t really book a ticket in advance.
What are your next tournaments planned and your professional goals for 2017?
I am going to stay in Hungary for the WTA tournament in Budapest which i hope it will be very nice, so i would suggest everybody to come and look around in the beautiful, and to enjoy some good tennis.
I think it will be a great tournament in a wonderful town. Thanks for your kindness Dalma.
Thanks to you Gianluca.
The 1st edition of Hungarian Ladies Open will be held from 02/20 to 02/26 in Budapest. Why to not visit this wonderful town and contemporary to not see our Dalma to face some of the best players of the world like Simona Halep and Johanna Konta? We will dedicate in the next week an article to this tournament but in the meantime if you want to know something more about the magnificent Budapest….
Budapest Tourism Official Site
Lonely Planet about Budapest
Budapest by Locals
3038 Budapest Accomodations
See you soon guys!!!