Elise Bergen, commenting on Dominika Cibulkova
Her game was difficult for you?
I played against myself, not against her.
I don't think I'm crazy or anything like that; I'm trying to pump myself up...keep myself into the match.
Vera Zvonareva, answering questions about her on-court behavior
Is it disappointing, particularly after last year?
Well, last year has nothing to do with this year. So this is a different year. Yes, of course every match you lose is disappointing a little bit. I know I had my chances. I could have won the second set. Yeah, I mean, a lot of bad things happen in life. But that's okay. Still a good match for me. I'm going to learn out of it and take it to the next one.
Everybody is getting a bit crazy about the results back at home, are they?
No, I think they are very polite. They are not approaching me that much. But I see that they recognize me, talk to each other. But, no, it's okay. It's very calm.
Her racquet head and her "head" head are in lockstep with each other.
Elise Bergen, commenting on Svetlana Kuznetsova
I think I'm a really tough player. I never give up. Doesn't matter what the score is. And I think that makes me tough to beat, as well. I think that's one of my strengths.
Ah, being short. You know, I don't take this like disadvantage, because, you know, okay, I'm short, but, you know, I'm really quick. I can be fast on the court, and I have no problem with the low balls. I still can play fast and step into the court, so I really like the way I'm short. Maybe I could be little more centimeters taller for my serve, but it's still nothing like, you know, I really struggle with.
Do you feel it was just a lack of aggression or was it sometimes just on execution?
It was a combination. Like I said, I mean, there's no doubt she played really well, the best she's played against me. You know, she served extremely well. But I still had many opportunities in the match. Being 1 for 8 in breakpoints, that's pretty bad, to say the least, especially when you have second serve opportunities, easy unforced errors. It's maybe a little bit of a lack of concentration.
I would never say the field is wide open.