This is the toughest grand slam final I've ever played.
Reputation is such a formidable weapon.
I think it was a good, very good match today, a good final. I didn't
expect three sets, three hours, but it happened, and I'm really happy
that I could stay very long time on court. The atmosphere was incredible. Of course, forever I will not forget this match.
There were a lot of different keys and there were a lot of ups and downs in the match. Just when I thought I was very close to winning it, I had lost four
points in a row. Then the match becomes equal. Then you find yourself
in a position where you feel like you're starting over, which is quite
It's the best day of my life; even after the match, I'm still nervous.
It is impossible to think there will not be other days for Halep. She
will be the new world number 3 come Monday, and she has proven time and
again this fortnight that she is surely the real deal. But Sharapova,
the woman who once so loathed the red dirt, now loves the surface so
much that she has made it the most successful of her career. And clay
loves her right back.
I feel like giving a time violation to Kadir Nouni.