How does your body cope now after those two physically and mentally difficult matches?
I actually feel good. No problems. I mean, I'll take it easy tonight, but so far, feeling pretty good. Nothing hurts when you win, I guess.
She's a good athlete, and she been getting most of my balls. I was trying to attack, but still she was getting and I was getting tired. And she's also playing hard. Suzanne Lenglen Stadium is very slippery, and in the first set it was very tough for me. After I change my shoes, it was a little bit easier to run.
She played really well in the beginning, especially in the beginning of the first set. She was really loose; she was going after her shots; she did really no mistake; she served very well, had a lot of first serves in. But then I just tried to stay positive, and I waited for my chances. I started to get, you know, a look at her second serve. That's where I tried to be aggressive, and I tried to attack and put pressure on her. That was the key, especially in that first set. Because then she backed up, and I could, you know, play more offensively and take that first set. It was tough. I mean, she played really well.
I never think I lost until I'm shaking hands. Sometimes I don't believe it after that, either.