What changed? Things shifted in the second set.
Well, is difficult to say, no? The level was very high, the
most high level. So I think the difference was like two points or three
points at the end. I really started playing really good. With the time, I
was playing worst. At the end I was feeling more tired, and my shots
weren't as good as the first set. I just think she also started to play
better. Serve was very important for her. So that's it. Only really
We often when people come back after they've won the
Australian Open we ask them how hard is it to defend it. It's probably
just as hard for someone who is the runner up. Do you feel that pressure
I don't know if--I don't
see myself like I have to be in the final. It's never easy. Even the big
names, the big players, it's not easy to defend something like this. So
I don't think like this. It's a new year. It's a new start. I'm
starting the year pretty well again. So this is how I see it.
Radwanska plays as if she has blocked out her entire day for the match. Venus plays like she is running late for a bus.
Your skirt on your left thigh was folded under for most of
the tournament. Was that on purpose or doing that for some reason? Kind
of a random question, I know, but...
If I'm going to tell you I was trying to show a little bit of my skin,
would that satisfy you? No, it's really just to make sure that the ball
doesn't fall out. When it's too flowy sometimes I get my racquet caught
in my skirt. So just to be more comfortable.
Maria Sharapova has not beaten Serena in ten years. If you
could give Maria any advice from your experience, what would you tell
It's difficult to say. I think
Serena has the game to beat also Maria. Obviously has to be mental. When
you are losing to her ten years, there is something in your head
blocking during the match. I think maybe improve more the way she plays
to beat her. I think the way she plays is not the way to beat Serena.
That's what I saw in the ten years. What can I say?