World number three Agnieszka Radwanska will be hoping to break her Grand Slam duck at the French Open, which gets under way on Sunday.
We caught up with the Pole ahead of her Roland Garros campaign to put some questions to her.
How well do you feel your game is suited to clay and is it a surface you feel 'at home' on?
Well, clay, it's not really my favourite surface but I've had some good results on the surface. I just hope I can do better than last year (fourth round at Roland Garros). If it suits me or not depends also on who is standing on the other side of the net, but I'm trying my best and I'm just happy that this year I've been able to play a couple of good matches (on clay).
There appears to have been considerable improvement in your game this season. Do you put this down to anything in particular, something you targeted in the close season, for example?
This is a question I've been getting almost every day but to be honest I didn't really change anything. Of course, (I did) a lot of fitness (work) in the off-season - I was just working on everything. There's always something to improve. I was working on every shot, pretty much on everything, so it wasn't just one thing.
What was your view on Madrid's blue clay?
I think on those courts it's not about the colour. Blue, it's OK, I don't mind, it can be pink, blue or whatever. But the surface it was so slippery, very fast. You couldn't really run on it and that was bad.
You won the junior title at Roland Garros in 2006. What do you remember most about that triumph?
It was a great time. I played most of the matches against players that I see right now every week, players that are at the top of the WTA. I was just a great memory from Paris. It seems like it was last year but it's was really six years ago. So, yes, I'm getting older!
Away from the court, what will you do/where will you visit while in Paris?
It's always a good problem when there's no time, right? If I have time or after the tournament, of course, I always go to places like the Effiel Tower or the Louvre. I was in Paris 25 times already in my life. I've been everywhere, I saw everything that I had to see in Paris. I was even in Disneyland last year. Now I'm just going to, for sure, enjoy the city.
You have taken a university course in tourism. Is this something you plan to make a career of once your playing days are over?
Yes, I'm studying tourism but it's really nothing to do with my job. Tennis is the first thing I want to focus on. This is the second thing. It's just good to know something else, not just to how to hit a forehand and a backhand. There's no pressure. I'm just doing the second year now but it's very tough - sometimes I'm not home for a couple of months. It's really difficult but I'm trying, so we'll see (how it goes).
You have grass listed as your favourite surface. How much are you therefore looking forward to Wimbledon and the Olympics?
I really like grass and I was having some good results on that surface, so I'm really looking forward. It's going to be a really busy season at that time but the Olympics are very important for us, for me. I'm going to really work hard and practise on the grass and I just hope I can do that.
If given the choice, would you prefer to win a Grand Slam title or Olympic gold?
I think you can't really compare those to things. They are two separate things. I can't answer that. It's like winning a Grand Slam or being number one - that's also hard to choose but I think having a title and the Grand Slam would be best.