Sally has her eyes on No.1

STEPHANIE Gilmore beware.

After last year’s runner-up season, Sally Fitzgibbons has kicked her training to another gear and wants to be the female surfing world champion.

“I had a really exciting year in 2010 and learned so much,” Fitzgibbons said ahead of this week’s Roxy Pro.

“I came close to a few wins throughout the year, so I now know the things I have to do to take that extra step and win.

“I was happy with my consistency last year and finishing at world number two is something to be proud of.

“I will carry the confidence from that into the upcoming season.

“I will keep pushing to improve my performance throughout the 2011 World Tour.”

Fitzgibbons has the game to back up her world title ambitions.

“My motivations to start the season are as always ... that I love competing and surfing with the world’s best and that I want to be world champion,” Fitzgibbons said.

“My goals will be to keep improving my surfing through the year – to win a few events would be amazing – and soak up all the excitement that comes with being on the world tour.

“I want to enjoy my travels and explore along the way.”

The Roxy Pro has a waiting period from Saturday to March 9.

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