Costa: Have you ever considered traveling to Spain?
Whitney: So far the only other country I’ve been to is Canada so I can’t say what part of Europe I like best, but I would very much enjoy visiting Spain at some point.
One summer a couple years ago my brother and I talked about traveling in Europe and playing a bunch of tournaments, but unfortunately it didn’t work out at the time.
Costa: If you could pack your bags and go anywhere right now, where would you go?
Whitney: This is a tough question…there are so many places I would love to go! I think right now a place I would absolutely love to visit would be Italy.
My dad went to Italy a few years back with my grandma and they did cooking classes, and it just sounded so amazing!
The whole atmosphere there sounds very cool to me, and every picture and movie I’ve seen of Italy makes it just look beautiful. Also, one of my teammates visited there not too long ago and she has nothing but good things to say about it.
Costa: What’s your travel style? Who do you most like to travel with?
Whitney: I’m not sure I really know what my traveling style is…most of the time when I travel it is for tennis and it’s usually just kind of the same, nice but not too fancy hotels, and tennis courts.
I think that in the future I would enjoy doing some traveling off of the beaten path, maybe to some places that aren’t too touristy and that are not the typical travel places.
I love traveling with my family and friends and teammates. I think that my favorite person to travel with would be my twin brother Casey.
Costa: Favorite travel vacation? (winter ski, Beach, intellectual, Spring Break with the girls)
Whitney: My favorite type of vacation is definitely skiing in Colorado.
Costa: Do you consider travel important to you?
Whitney: I would consider traveling important to me because of how much I do it.
Tennis requires a ton of traveling and it is something that definitely has come to define me.
One year in the juniors my dad calculated that my brothers and I had been on the road for more than half of the year…we were traveling more than we were at home!
I don’t think every year has been that crazy, but every year we definitely traveled a ton.
Costa: Twitter handle?
Whitney: I think that my twitter name is @WPKay.