Press Conference: Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)

2009/10/10 19:33

  Date: Oct. 10th 2009 Time: 18:15

  Scores: Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Nadia Petrova (6-1/6-3) and advanced to the final.

  Stats:

Aces 2

Double Faults2

1st Serve %: 71%

1st Serve Points Won27/39(69%)

2nd Serve Points Won9/16(56%)

Break Points Saved5/6(83%)

1st Return Points Won22/44(50%)

2nd Return Points Won11/19(58%)

Break Points Won5/10(50%)

Total Service Points Won36/55(65%)

Total Return Points Won33/63(52%)

Total Points Won69/118(58%)

  Q: I think my return serve was well and I played well. It was a little bit tight at the start of the second set but I think I played well and made it a very good game.

  A: During the news conference this morning the chairman of WTA said women tennis players are strong and close with each other. What are your thoughts?

  Q: I think the level is very close to each other too because on the court you see Nadia’s performance and she is not top 10 she is top 20. I think the level is very high and its tough to beat each other is very difficult.

  Q: We heard that you quit in the second round in the doubles. Can you comment on that?

  A: Safina pulled out. I tried to convince her to play but I guess she wasn’t feeling well.

  Q: What you think will happen tomorrow.

  A: If I play my best game I think I am going to be the favorite but its hard to say because you never know.

  Q: You have been to the final three times and won once and lost two other times, what are your feelings now?

  A: I think I’m going to win. I mean I hope I am going to win, I never know.