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Nov 25, 2010  Happy Thanksgiving... my puppy Zuzi weighs 82 lbs  :-)

Nov 2010  Stay updated and motivated with new fitness tips, nutrition information and injury prevention. Subscribe to a free newsletter here, it will be delivered to your mailbox.

Sept 22, 2010 My book on fitness and injury prevention for tennis players (actually, all athletes can benefit from it) has been published. Tennis Fitness for the Love of it: a Mindful Approach to Fitness for Injury-free Tennis  is available on Amazon.com or autographed on www.TennisFitnessLove.com. You can preview table of contents, sample chapters and more here.

August 2010 and on... Agility/fitness classes available now. In Penmar Park in Venice, or Beverly Hills Tennis. One hour, $20, come and get your legs and core strong for tennis and for life. More information and maps are here.


May 28, 2010 TennisFitnessLove.com has been launched.

March 21, 2010 My chocolalte Lab Zuzi is going to be 2 years. Still behaves like a puppy, yet weighing in 70 lbs. That's a lot of energy to handle. Peanut is still hanging there, 11.5 years old. Zuzi is keeping Peanut very active.

Feb 2010 I only have 6,000 miles driven on my cute MINI Clubman... In 1.5 year... Talk about being environement friendly :-)  If I can, I go places on my bike.

Jan 22, 2010 I was accepted as a writer for Examiner, on subject  Tennis Fitness. Even though the subject is "tennis", any fitness warrior or athlete can use the advice on functional training and injury prevention.

2010 - Tennis Fitness Writer and Tennis Fitness Trainer

My new MINI Cooper Clubman

Dec 2009 Starting to learn Spanish... Doing the Pimsleur course, which is nice because I can listen to it while walking the doggies or stretching in the grass after tennis.

There was a long break in writing... I think I was busy playing tennis :-)

Nov 5, 2008  Mom comes to visit again, to play with the puppy who is 63 lbs now!

Aug 12, 2008  That's my biiiiiirthday!!!  :-)

Aug 10, 2008  Bought a MINI Cooper S Clubman... sweet little fast thing!!!

My lovely Honda CRX Si is totaled :-(
My lovely Honda is totaled

Aug 3, 2008  Was driving with the doggies to the park. On the last crossing before the freeway, I had a green light for long time, driving through. Suddenly there was a big bang and sudden stop. A dude ran a red light and my lovely Honda CRX Si got totaled. :-( Luckily, I and the doggies are alive.

Who is guilty? Zuzi or Peanut?
Who is guilty?

June 10, 2008  Mom diserted and left me here with that little chocolate viscious thing alone. This is the most hyper active dog I've ever seen!!! There's non-stop activity all the time. As innocent as she looks, she is WILD  :-)  I think it is some kind of revenge from my mom, giving me back for the times when I was a baby. Ha!

May 6, 2008 Mom comes to visit from Slovakia, and as a surprise, she brings with her a 6 weeks, 12 lbs,  chocolate Labrador puppy girl Zuzi. Mom used to call me Zuzi when I was little :-)

Playing rightie and leftie forehands
Right handed forehand, left handed forehand


November 30, 2007 It's raining. So unexpected. Can't play tennis today. This update of my website is being created :-)

November 3-4, 2007 Played in the Top Gun tournament, won my first match in 3 sets. Lost the next day. Tennis is really fun now, when my left arm is very "functional" and I have so many more options now. Eventually, what I do with the right arm, I want to do with the left too.

October 11, 2007 My client and friend Wendy is getting married.Good luck, WW!!! If you are a musician and need a good PR person, give Wendy a try. She is great.

October 11, 2007  Wiped out Vista Ultimate from my computer, after many months of being patient and giving it a try. Back to sweet XP Pro.

September 13-14, 2007  Playing in National level tournament in Valencia. Won my first round, lost in the second. My left handed tennis is getting along pretty well now.

August 25-29, 2007  Heading to New York to watch US Open. NYC is way to crowded for my taste. LOL. But it was great to see the atmosphere and all the great matches.

July 28-August 2, 2007  Bollettieri's Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida... it was so fun! 5 hours of tennis every day. Drills drills drills, non stop.

June 24, 2007  Sunday. At 6 AM, I am heading out to walk Peanut and see this guy pushing a bike on the street. It was my stolen bike!!! He went in to the house across the street. I "stole" my bike back! Yupeeeee. He got a flat tire. That's why he was pushing the bike and I noticed him. I haven't gotten flat tire in 11 years! His happiness haven't lasted too long. lol

June 17, 2007  My "beloved" Trek bike that I brought here from Sweden, got stolen out of my yard at night...

June 4, 2007 Started to do a 10-day Master Cleanse.For 10 days, I've been eating a gallon of lemon juice, water, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. It felt really good. I continued playing tennis and workout through all this cleansing time. Some days, when I had very intense practices and workouts, I had to drink more than a gallon, towards the end, I drank 2 gallons. During the cleanse, several aches in my body have disappeared. How cool is that? I highly recommend to anybody to try it. You can read all the details about it in the little booklet.

May 25-27, 2007  Heading to Utah to do an exhibition of ambidextrous tennis, with my "two-handled team". It was a  big success and lot of people were interested in starting to play with both hands.

April 30, 2007  Factory made two-handled rackets have arrived!

April 8, 2007  About one year after my old gym Angel City closed and I moved to World's Gym, it's closing too! How sad. My new place to train clients is at Marina Fitness, in Marina Del Rey. It's in a beautiful environment among hundreds of boats.

April 7, 2007  I love Borat movie... I've seen it probably 5 times in one week.


Suzanna with the Kettlebells

March  8, 2007  Went to Indian Wells to watch the Pacific Life Open, pro tournament.

March 4, 2007  Reading about how bad the Microwave oven is for us, I tried for a week if I can live my live without using it, and I could, so today, I dumped it!

February 19, 2007  Starting to work out with Kettlebells! See a few YouTube videos: Flipping 70 lbs, and Flipping 88 lbs.

February 7, 2007  Starting to learn how to play lefthanded. Long journey of struggle and frustration is starting!!!

February 3, 2007  Got certified as a "Reffering Travel Agent"

January 26-28, 2007  Heading to Indian Wells to play the USTA Sectionals.

January 20, 2007  Got invited to USPTA tennis conference in Manhattan Beach to do an exhibition playing the two-handled racket. Oh, oh... time to start practicing.

January 1, 2007  Open my own online travel agency. You can find good deals for travel, cruises, gifts, hotels, flowers... anything... go and visit regularly:



Suzanna with the two handled racket,
the future Ambidextrous Queen



December 24, 2006  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

December 16, 2006  Created my own mixed doubles tennis team... I am a captain of Fireballs, 9.0!My team got ultimately beat up in each match... :-(

December 6, 2006  I survived the training marathon!!! I am back on the tennis court and in the gym! Body felt surprisingly normal, and good.

December 5, 2006  Marathon training day:
1) 7 AM morning walk/jog with Peanut dog
2) 9-12 PM doubles competition match, 3 long sets
3) 1-2 PM several 1000 meter sprints with a tennis friend at UCLA's track and field... OUCH.
4) 2-3PM tennis drills for 1 hour, running around like crazy
5) 4:30 PM 30 laps in the swimming pool
6) 5:30 PM weight workout

How could I survive a day like this??? :-)  At the end of the day, my car got towded from wrong parked location... Had to pop  out $260 to get it back...

Peanut and little hairy friend

Peanut is hypnotized by that little squirrel

November 15, 2006  Got introduced to a two-handled tennis racket, that allows to play with both hands without switching grips. How cool! And healthy for the body to be playing both with left and right hand.

November 4, 2006 Won the first round in Top Gun in Newport Beach. Open division. Lost next day in the next round.

October 20, 2006 This week, the summer came back. Temperatures up in the high 80s... I've headed to the beach to lay out and get some last tan before the winter hits.

October, 2006 New little friend is coming for regular visits. This little squirrel baby boy fell of the tree, and my neighbor rescued him and brought him up. Now, he's returning to get some nuts.

September 15-17, 2006 Played national level tournament in Valencia, got to the semis.

Chasing that yellow ball

Run, run...

September 2-4, 2006 Santa Monica Open tennis tournament. Again, I got to the finals where I lost in 3 long sets to my 6'2" tall college girl opponent. I played two 3 set matches the day before (singles and mixed doubles) and my opponent was fresh, so it made probably a little difference. Funny was, that my  very young opponent  was really, really sore for another 2-3 days from our match... that's a good thing! Like Agassi, working against the aging process, lol.

September 1, 2006 Started to learn Italian!!! All my life, I've loved how the language sounds... and I speak so many (six) other languages, and last year I started to learn Spanish.  I don't really like how Spanish sounds, and I don't use it that much anyway. So I finished the whole Pimsleur course (90 lessons) and moved on... "Why not to learn Italian?" It sounds soooo sexy. I might not use it here in LA, but it's fun to learn.... and it's good to keep my brain active.

May  I have a lick, mommie?

Smile, say cheese... click... nooo, I didn't say lick!

August 30, 2006 Broke another (second) racket, the same "stupid" way... my first, easy, practice serve... holding racket loosely, easy serve, and like in a slow motion it sort of dropped out of my hand, and the frame cracked. Unbelievable!

August 11, 2006 Treated myself  for my birthday (tomorrow) to the WTA Home Depot tennis tournament. I was sitting on my booty for 8 hours, in the hot sun, watching 4 great matches of the best women. I was even on ESPN2 several times!

August 6, 2006 Went to Power Yoga with Bryan Kest... If you've never tried it, it's something... I feel being in good shape, practicing daily yoga, but this was something! Tough and sweaty! Lovely...

Suzanna on the tennis court

On the tennis court

July 31, 2006 Ops, my car died again... what's happening with my little sweet Honda? This time it was the alternator... Driving home from tennis, my RPM meter stopped working red lights on... I knew I am in troubles, but luckily (I always have a good luck!), I rolled in to my house, before it was over... I went to buy a new one and my friend/neighbor put it in for me (Thanks D!). Now I am rolling again! Zoom- zooooom... beware!

July 14-16, 2006 Team tennis Play-Offs in Claremont. It was about 100 degrees on the court, hot hot hot. What keeps me alive: half of my water bottle is frozen, so the ice slowly defrosts over time and it keeps my core very cold and I can play hours in that heat. I won all my matches (still undefeated the whole spring season), but as a team, we missed one and have not proceeded to Sectionals/Nationals. Too bad, they were in Hawaii...

Suzanna with big guns

Big guns!

June 10-18, 2006 Was playing NTRP Sectionals, got to the semis...

May 27-29, 2006 Playing in the Westcoast Tennis Championship... got to the finals that I played at the beautiful CSU courts... finished as runner-up.

May 20, 2006 All spring, I've been playing team tennis every weekend. Won all my matches, and today was the deciding match - the winner goes to play-offs... and we won!!!

May 7, 2006 Went to see R. Kelly's concert at Gibson Amphitheatre... whatever his private life is, I just love his voice and his music. It was grrrreat!

May 5, 2006 Got wonderful training in shooting, about 10 different guns... 0.45 HK was my favorite, followed by 9 mm Glock.

Sad to see my sweet Honda hanging like this...

Towed in the streets of LA

April 28, 2006 Got a new distributor and cruising again!

April 27, 2006 My sweet little Honda CRX Si that I am sooo attached to "died" during my left turn in the middle of the busiest traffic. Either I am really strong or the car is really light, I pushed it away on my own to the side street away from all the honking stressed out Angelinos... (BTW, the car is indeed very light!)

March 4, 2006 Found a new "home", World's Gym in Marina Del Rey. Almost better location, I don't need to cross the busy street Lincoln... staying on the "beach" side of it.

March 2, 2006 Angel City Fitness, the gym that was my "home" for me and my clients for 9 years, has closed... In the afternoon, I arrive to train my client and the doors are closed. Evicted... Ouch.

Suzanna and the squirrel

Suzanna and the squirrel

February 17-19, 2006 Working at the booth for Lasik Spa at the FitExpo in Pasadena.

January 15, 2006 Started to do Yoga for Athletes at YAS in Venice. As a part of my New Year resolution "to do yoga 1-2 a week". I got so into it, that for the next 7 months, I've been doing it every day!

click on Czech flag and listen

January 12, 2006 Do you want to know how my native language, Czech, sounds? Czech it out!       

January 1, 2006 The winter newsletter is out!!!

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