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Odense!

I was born on the 7th of May 1983 in Odense, Denmark. It was 4:25 pm, I was 52 cm long and weighed in at 3.5 kilograms—pretty normal baby, but food quickly caught my interest and soon I was a pretty fat baby!

I grew up in Odense—and still live there with my mum and stepdad and 2 sisters, needless to say there were quite a lot of fights between us girls. I was the strongest and also the only sporty one in the family, so I always won the fights but I was also always the one getting told off by our parents! So a pretty normal childhood with heaps of good memories.

It was a real coincidence that I started to play squash. I was 10 years old when one of my friends were playing at the Odense squash club and she asked me if I wanted to join her. I did and needless to say—loved it! I tried a lot of other sports but squash quickly became my favourite sport. A few of my family members also play but only for recreation.

 

Nicol and me in Rome

 

Being a pro!

I still train at the Odense squash club and I also play for the club. I mainly train with my coach, Francesco Busi, and the boys. There are not many girls to hit with where I live, so if I need some practice matches, I’ll either go to Amsterdam to train with Aisling Blake and Nicol David or to London to have a hit with Lauren Briggs… and to have a good time of course!

I remember when I was younger, Ellen Petersen (former world no. 19) told me about all the different tournaments and countries she had been to, matches she had played. I thought it sounded amazing and I knew I would love to do the same thing one day.

Only thing is, it took me a while to realise that you actually have to work VERY HARD!!

I have no idea what the future will bring but I think I will always somehow be involved in squash in one way or another.

Handbags!

Like most girls I love to shop… Love it, love it, love it! I especially love HANDBAGS. For some reason, I always come home with one after I have been shopping!

I would love to be a bit more creative, but I guess I’m just a bit lazy.

I love doing other sports as well, but don’t feel I have the time for it at the moment. After a hard day of training you don’t really feel like being active again.

I’m a bad bad loser in anything I do! I might have a bit of a temper, but I’m happy most of the time :)

I’m pretty good at doing nothing and relaxing. Actually, I might be world champion at doing nothing! On a typical Sunday I get up, have breakfast and then go back to bed again! Or I get up, have lunch, move to the couch and watch TV. If I’m really active, I invite myself over for dinner to someone’s house, watch a movie and then back home to bed. Ah, perfect Sundays…

Then again, I can really only do this for a day or two, after that I need to do something active again.

Food!

My favourite holiday destination would be anywhere with nice weather, a nice beach, nice food, shopping and a bar!!

I LOVE food! Unfortunately, I’m not the best of cooks, so that is a bit of a problem. Luckily my parents, sisters and friends live nearby, so when they cook something nice, I’ll make sure to invite myself over :)

One of the good things about visiting so many countries is that you get to try a lot of different types of food. I pretty much go on a diet every Monday and the diet usually lasts till Tuesday….! So yeah, trying to watch what I eat but probably could do better 😉

Unfortunately, I have to travel so much that I don’t get to go to as many music concerts as I would like. That’s one thing I’m gonna do more often once I retire!

Who do I fancy? Marat Safin, Marat Safin, Marat Safin! We are getting married one day! I also like actors Christian Bale and Eric Bana.

Line Hansen



Comments

  1. Elaine

    August 18, 2009

    Hello Mrs. Marat Safin! lol!

  2. Rodney Currie

    August 20, 2009

    Are you stronger than that Irish squash player, Ashling Blake?

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