“That second heat was tough with the tide affecting things a lot here in Biarritz,” Fitzgibbons said. “I am really stoked to be straight to the quarterfinals, there wasn’t any big scores today and I wanted to get going early in the heat to get things going my way.”
Showing great determination and confidence all day, Fitzgibbons seemed in control executing a series of fast stylish backhand top turns and sharp powerful on-the-rail forehand attacks in both her heats, the natural foot athlete not showing any pressure to keep her world title hopes alive.
“I am not thinking of the world title too much but it does make things special for sure,” FItzgibbons added. “I was very relaxed competing today and just focused on my game plan, which remains the same for the rest of the event. It’s good to get moving forward after a few days waiting and I am happy to be in the Quarters." More from ASP.