Alizé Lim From player to interviewer: UTS insider moments
- 25 July 2020 à 05H56
https://t.co/QdLT44gRwz — Tennis Majors (@Tennis_Majors) July 10, 2020It's not always easy for the 30-year-old to balance her professional tennis career and a burgeoning career as a member of the media, but she likes to keep busy and can handle the work.
“It’s easier for me if I’m doing a few different things than if I’m doing one thing - that way I never get bored,” Lim says. “My main priority is to manage my energy between all the things that I am doing.”Lim is a natural in front of the camera, and it’s clear that her comfort level with the players helps her bring the interesting elements of their character out in interviews. “I think I like the human part of it, so I like talking to people, getting deep into someone or feeling that I just finished interviewing someone and I got to know the person better, in a very honest way.” Currently at 625 in the WTA rankings, Lim is still working hard on the court, training every day. She puts her heart and soul into tennis, but doesn’t believe that the sport should close her off from seeking out other opportunities that interest her.
“In general in my life I was always trying to find a way to do other things, and this is what didn’t help my tennis," she says. "I was getting injured, I would lose my focus. I was feeling guilty for it, so let’s say it was a double negative. Then I met someone who helped me understand myself better. I then understood better that this is something I need. This is the way I function, so I shouldn’t go against it. It’s okay not to be like everyone else. And I don’t care that people are judging anymore, and that they are saying ‘She’s not focused, she’s doing other things, she’s not 100 percent in tennis.’ If this is the way I function and this is the way I’m happy then it’s okay for me now.”