Korda hopes to defend title
Last updated: 12th February 2013
Champion Jessica Korda doesn't really know what to expect ahead of the Women's Australian Open.
Korda, who will still be a teenager when she begins her title defence at the Royal Canberra Golf Club this weekend, is both excited and anxious.
"It's a lot of fun to experience the whole defending champion thing," said Korda said.
"I've never done it before and I'm enjoying it. If it was Royal Melbourne it would probably be a different story, but it's Royal Canberra and I feel like it's a tournament I hopefully can contend in," added Korda.
Unlike many players Korda took a week off from golf after the Ladies Masters tournament, which took place on the Gold Coast earlier this year.
The move was probably an attempt to limit the pressure that comes with being the defending champion and her family name. Whether this was wise or not can only be determined when the golfing weekend begins.
"There are always eyes on me in Australia regardless, just the last name and what my dad's accomplished," said Korda, who is the daughter of former Australian Open tennis champion Petr.
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