What do you do well on these faster courts?
I like to run....
Can you remember winning, the last time you won six matches in a row?
It's been a little while. It's been a little while. Today I felt like
my body just wasn't willing to--it wasn't willing, but it just kind of
broke down a little everywhere. I have blisters, tapes, pain everywhere
in my body, so I burned out a little bit today.
She's competing better than she's playing....
Mary Carillo, referring to Maria Sharapova
She's very good at getting a lot of balls back and making you hit another one. In the end, I went for a little too much.
You said her service was slow. Did you...
You want me to say something I really don't want to say because you want to write something fun, but I'm not going to do that.
Because I'm a fair competitor. She plays the way she plays and she
fights well. You know, she had five winners in the whole match and
missed maybe three balls. You know, she runs and she fights hard. That's
the way it is. I wish her good luck. Respect.
Way back when you did all that training with
boxing and then obviously you were around the golf world for quite a
while and now the marathon, in a word, what do you learn from each of
those three and which of those three benefits tennis the most?
Well, I think it's very different. You know, now I'm running the
marathon. It's hard work. You know, I run a lot already in my training,
so to put those extra miles in, I think it helps my head. Kind of clears
my head. I feel more free when I go on court. The boxing, I love the
boxing. It's so tough. You know, I always get killed during that
training, but, you know, it makes me stronger and I know I can push
myself really far. You know, the golf is obviously a mental sport.
Sometimes it's the small putts that can make a huge difference. You make
a few putts here and there. Again, same with tennis. You make a ball
here, there. You know, important points, those are the ones that count.
I need to start the point where I want. So sometimes is better for me to
serve not that fast, because if you serve fast the ball is coming
faster. So I try not to hitting that fast. I try to change a bit the
direction and be ready for making the point on the baseline.