I was playing well. I really did what I had to do to upset her. Then I started thinking, and maybe that removed something from my play.
There was a lot of stress on me. It was not easy to manage these feelings, but really, I enjoyed it, to see the crowd there, waiting for me on center court, the first match. It’s always so nice to be waited for....But let’s be careful. That’s a pitfall.
Aravane Rezai (translated from the French)
I was not showing as good results as I would like to, but I knew this moment has to pass, because I deserve better.