Getting to Know Carmen Blanco

Aug. 13, 2014

Why did you choose Alabama?

It's an amazing school, from academics to every sport at the school. I loved the players on the team and the coaches. It has a beautiful campus and people here are very kind and make you feel like home.

What is your favorite thing about Tuscaloosa so far?

It's a small town, so you can walk everywhere.

What are your pre-match rituals?

Listen to pump up music.

What is something interesting about you that a lot of people may not know?

I have a lot of watches, and I am always wearing one of them.

What are your interests/hobbies?

Watch movies, listen to Latin music and read books.

If your best friend described you in three words, what would they be?

Friendly, kind and competitive.

If someone played you in a movie, who would it be?

Jennifer Lawrence.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

I would like to live in Italy because that's where my grandparents are from. Italy has an amazing history and beautiful places and because I love Italian food.

What is the best moment of your tennis career thus far?

I felt that my best moment in my tennis career was when I won my first National when I was 14 years old.

What do you want to do after college?

I would like to get my master's in business.

If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

Gandhi.

What are your personal goals for the upcoming season?

Have a positive percentage of wins and losses. Compete hard and do my best in every match. Keep growing and improving as a player and as a person.

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?

Teleportation, so I can be anywhere I want at the moment. I could visit my family and friends that are far away from where I am.