21/9 Dementieva After Match Press Conference
http://sports.sina.com.cn 2007年09月21日18:03 China Open
R: When you lead 3:1 in the first set, everyone thought that you would win the match. Then you had 12 double faults in the second set and lost the game. Could you please talk about that?
D: I had many opportunities in the first set especially I was 6:5 leading. I really felt disappointed when I lost the first set in such a close result. I felt that I was losing the game and I didn’t play as well as in the first set.
R: You were solid in the first set. Was it because of your mental collapse that you lost the match?
D: I was dominant at the end of the first set but I didn’t hold it. Lindsay started to play well in the second match and it was hard to play against her who is a great player and has just come back. I missed a lot of points in the second set.
R: Please comment on Lindsay’s performance. Did you predict her to have such a good condition physically and technically?
D: I was watching Lindsay’s matches this week. I’m not surprised that she is in good shape. She has good preparation to come here. She is one of the toughest players I’ve ever played against.
R: I notice that Russian female players often shout during the match. Is it kind of a tradition?
D: No. I just shout to get the rhythm of my hit. It helps me to get good breathing. It’s quite natural. I don’t think a lot about it.
R: Many Russian players come from Sparta Club in Moscow, you included. Could you please talk about that?
D: It was my first club where I started to play tennis. I spent 3 years practicing there.
R: You said you wanted to participate in the Olympic Games in the last press conference. Currently many Russian female players are ranked before you. Do you still feel confident to represent your country next year? If you can not participate in the single’s match, will you play doubles?
D: I really want to represent my country in 2008 Olympic Games. I will do whatever I can to get to Top 4 in Russia. I know it’s difficult for me but I will try my best to play in singles. I don’t like to play doubles.
R: You had 12 double faults. Do you think it’s necessary to change your coach in order to improve your serves?
D: I don’t think changing the coach will give me miracles. I know it’s all my fault. It’s difficult to serve against Lindsay who is a great server. You don’t feel that confident. Yesterday I served very well. I think what I should do is to be more consistent.