Friday, July 6, 2012
Mag Minute: Tennis' Aleksandra Wozniak
By ESPN The Magazine
Aleksandra Wozniak says her second passion (besides tennis) is fashion, and wants to be a designer.
Mag Minute is a regular feature in ESPN The Magazine.
Aleksandra Wozniak, tennis player Age: 24
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
If you were a talk show host, which celebrity would you want as your first guest?
Brad Pitt. I’d like to talk to him about his career and the difference between acting in front of the camera and producing. My show would be like "Regis and Kelly."
What do you have on you at all times?
My phone and my computer. When I’m traveling, I want to keep in touch with my family and friends. I don’t get to see them often because of what I do.
Who did you meet that you wish you’d had more time to talk to?
Growing up my idol was Monica Seles. I met her in a celebrity match exhibition at the Rogers Cup. We played against Serena Williams and Martina Navratilova. I wish I could’ve talked to her about her career and life and how she processed things.
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
I like adventure: skydiving, jet skiing, those kinds of things. But I try to stay away from that and stay healthy and free from injuries.
What song is stuck in your head these days?
I like Katy Perry’s song “Part of Me.” I mean, she did that for her ex. It’s a girl's song for her to express herself. And I love Jay-Z. I like a little bit of rap.
What place in the world would you most like to visit?
Alaska. It’s a different place, the people there and their culture. I’d like to go to Egypt also. So far my favorite place is Melbourne, Australia. I love it there.
What movie have you seen more than any other?
I’ve seen "The Warrior" many times on planes now. It’s a good story about how they end up being in the MMA championship. It’s an inspiring movie, but I’m not sure if it’s a true story.
What talent would you most like to have?
I like gowns and dresses, and I’d like to become a fashion designer. That’s my second passion. I would love to have all the talents for that.
What’s your most prized possession?
I carry all my cards from back when I was little. Postcards, Christmas cards, holiday cards. All of my family lives in Poland, and they send me Polish letters. I keep every little thing.