Q. What was the key to your win today? What do you think you did better than she did?DINARA SAFINA: Well, I think I was more aggressive today than previous matches. I think I was going a little bit more for my shots than she was going, and I was just really taking all my chances that I had today.Q. Was it an ideal match to go into a final?DINARA SAFINA: Well, I think first set was really, I would say perfect. Second set, I had chances to break her like Love‑15 I had ‑‑ 15‑30, there I had to...Read Full Story
Q. Was it just simply a bad case of nerves tonight?DINARA SAFINA: Well, I would say so. You know, it was first time for me to play not only for the Grand Slam, but it's also for No. 1 spot. And I never been through this situation, you know, and she was already.So, I mean, she was much more times in this situation. I would say she was much more experienced than I was today stepping on the court.Q. Is there anything you can take out of the match for the future?DINARA SAFINA: Of course. You know...Read Full Story
Q. First time into the fourth round here. You must be happy.DINARA SAFINA: Yeah, I'm really happy. There's a first time for everything. Twice I lost in the third round. I was like this today, That is the third time. Should be the luckiest one. Actually, I'm glad I won very comfortable today.Q. Your success last year obviously gives you a lot more confidence. To take away a player like that in the third round probably isn't something you could have done last year.DINARA SAFINA: I'm in the top...Read Full Story
Q. You've spoken a little bit about your relationship with your brother. Can you talk about what it was like being kids.DINARA SAFINA: Well, unfortunately when he was 14 and I was eight, he had to go to Spain. So after that we could not spend so much time together, especially that age when I was growing up. Even before, he would always go to the tournaments, playing under‑14s. We were most of the time separate.But still, you know, he's my big brother. Still today he is my idol, I don't know.Q...Read Full Story
Q. You've now had 70 unforced errors in your first two matches. Is that a concern?DINARA SAFINA: In both matches 70?Q. Yes, combined.DINARA SAFINA: Thanks for telling me (smiling).Well, actually I'm not focusing on them, like how many I do unforced errors. I'm just trying to find my game. I'm trying to be aggressive, so that's normal that I'm going to have some unforced errors.Well, it is too much. But so I have another chance to improve, to have them less.Q. Do you feel like anything has...Read Full Story
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