I just said to myself, `She`s just like you, you know, she can be nervous`
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 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.
I feel like I never play well here.
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.
You`ve no idea what I`ve been through these past few days,
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.
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.
For me personally, it will remain as a great memory. I`d been waiting for a moment like this for years.
I should`ve played more risky in that game but I was too passive and allowed her to dominate,