I should`ve played more risky in that game but I was too passive and allowed her to dominate,
For me personally, it will remain as a great memory. I`d been waiting for a moment like this for years.
It was a tough first-round match. She has a pretty solid game, the whole package. She`s very aggressive from the baseline. She`s playing at a high level.
It`s really a great start to the year no matter whether it`s an exhibition or not. I was trying to play my best and I really did it.
You`ve no idea what I`ve been through these past few days,
Both of us knew that winning the first set was the key to the whole match because we were both getting tired from the week-long tournament.
I feel like I never play well here.
I feel much stronger now and I know what it takes to reach a grand slam final. I just feel I need to take one more step and I think I can do that this year.
When you play you don`t even think about the score. You`re trying to win every single point. I was trying to stay focused.
I just said to myself, `She`s just like you, you know, she can be nervous`