MONTERREY, México - Nobody on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour was prouder of Canada's performance at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics than Canadian No.1 Aleksandra Wozniak. The 22-year-old shares her thoughts from Monterrey.
I was happy I could be home for the first week of the Olympics so I could really follow them and feel the energy. Our Canadian athletes faced so much pressure to perform at home and they did so well, winning the most gold medals in the history of the Winter Olympics! There were so many amazing performances and touching moments that no Canadian will ever forget. Joannie Rochette's bronze medal win in figure skating was truly inspiring, with her mom passing away just a few days earlier. I was crying with the whole country and whole world watching her skate! She was the best choice to carry our flag in the closing ceremonies.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to watch the gold medal hockey game live because I was practicing, but I was able to watch the highlights online and I was getting updates during the game. What a perfect way to end the Games for Canada, winning the gold medal to break the record in our national sport against our rivals from the US. I can't believe it went into overtime, it was so stressful! Sidney Crosby proved why he is a national icon in Canada, what a goal! He won his first Stanley Cup last year and now he has his first Olympic gold medal. He is a tremendous player who always plays his best when it matters most. I had goosebumps watching the team carry the Canadian flag around the ice.
I definitely woke up this morning feeling very proud to be Canadian and it was great to see everybody support the athletes all the way through, the crowds at all of the events were unbelievable! I hope I get the chance to represent Canada at the London Games in 2012, that would be an experience of a lifetime!
Talk to you all again soon :)
Check out Aleks' official website at www.aleksandrawozniak.com.