So remember when I was talking about All Access Hour and told you that Victoria Duval stole the show? Well, luckily our fabulous friend Steve from Tennis East Coast had his camera handy to capture part of it. The audio isn’t great, but turn up your headphones and listen to the soft-spoken and completely adorable American talk to the press.
Her favorite shot is a swing volley. And she KIIILLLS it.
But my favorite part of the interview came after Steve’s camera cut off, when Ben Rothenberg from the New York Times snuck in a hard-hitting question about Vicky’s love for SpongeBob. She absolutely lit up. I have included the iffy audio clip below (click on the text), and also included a transcript below. But, I mean, listen to the audio because I just cannot put her inflection into print, no matter how hard I try.
Ben Rothenberg: Vicki, I have one more question. You’re a big SpongeBob fan, right?
Victoria Duval: A whaaaat?
Ben: A Spongebob fan.
Victoria: Ohmygoooooooooood! (Whimsically, her voice almost whistling at the end.) Weeelllll.
Ben: Who’s your favorite character? I’m a Patrick person.
Victoria: You’re a Patrick? Ooouuuuuuuhhh. (This was a negative sound, followed by laughter.) I like Gary.
Maybe you had to be there, but it was all pretty awesome. Let’s hope she continues to come to press conferences for a long time.
EDIT: Our Amy did a Q&A with her during Miami, check it out!