Q. In the first set I think your backhand was more unstable than usual. How did you get through it?
Then in the second and third, I really just, you know, stepped in more and really controlled the points. And that worked really well.
Q. First quarterfinal at 19. How are you feeling? Nervous, excited, mixture?
Q. Do you give yourself more of a chance of beating Ana Ivanovic than if it was Serena?
Q. Did you feel the support from the Genie Army tonight?
Q. How many stuffed animals did you get so far?
Q. You didn't seem to get very nervous. When was the last time you were getting super nervous in a match?
I think I was a little bit nervous in the first set, but I was able to calm myself down and really just focus on how to play and what to do during the points. I think once I really started just being more aggressive, that's what my game is. So I just felt more confident on the court.
Q. Casey said in the second and third sets the conditions changed a little bit, which she thought helped your game. Did you notice any conditions change?
Just something you have to be aware of. It's the same for both of us, so...
Q. It seemed like you could have pulled away sooner. Did you feel like maybe you could have done that in the first set? Maybe why didn't it happen?
She did play well in the first set. She gets a lot of balls back and made me hit a few more balls. I ended up making the error where in the second and third I didn't.
But, you know, I was happy I was able to regroup after the first and get my game back together.
Q. You lost in quallies here last year. Now you're three matches from winning the title. Does this feel ahead of schedule?
I just have a match in two days. Just looking forward to that.
Q. You spoke the other day about how tough it is to win a Grand Slam as a teenager these days. But the draw opens up a little bit now, doesn't it?
Q. The level between juniors, like when you won Wimbledon, to now, didn't you find there was a fairly significant jump? Doesn't it surprise you a bit that in a year and a half you're in the quarters of a slam?
But, you know, that was my choice. I still think I did well winning a slam.
But, yeah, I mean, it's definitely, you know, another level in the pros, definitely mentally tougher I think. But I think winning junior Wimbledon gave me a lot of confidence. Right away I transitioned into the pros really well.
So I don't know. A year and a half is a long time, too. It's not something that surprises me.
Q. Why do you think you've been able to transition better than a lot of other junior slam champs?
Q. Tactically from watching you in juniors until now, it seems your game has changed the last year or so. You're aggressive, hitting a bigger ball, bigger serve. Did you make those changes specifically because you needed to be a little bit more aggressive on the senior tour?
Whereas in the juniors, you know, maybe the girl will crack or something. But in the pros here, it's really tough match after match.
I just think it's really important to always try to constantly improve.
Q. What do you remember about the match with Ana at Wimbledon? What do you think worked in your favor?
I think I played well in that match. I'm going to talk to my coach and talk about, you know, tactical things to do against her. But I'm feeling confident. I feel like I'm playing well. But it's going to be a battle. I'm just going to try to be aggressive, and I know she will, too, so I'll be ready for that.
Q. How is Rod Laver compared to Centre Court in Wimbledon and Philippe Chatrier?
Q. How did you keep focused and calm throughout the day?
Just staying relaxed. I only came here at the site like at 3:00. Just hit, did my thing. I think I was really excited to play. I was just looking forward to going on the court, so it wasn't really hard.
Q. You slept in till noon. How many hours of sleep did you get?
Q. What do you do to keep your mind off tennis during a Grand Slam?
But I do enjoy watching tennis at night, the night matches, things like that. Of course, it's tennis. But to me it's still watching as a fan, it's entertaining.
Q. You watch the other girls or just the guys?
Q. Doesn't get you stressed out at all?
Q. Who are your favorite other players on the men's and women's tour to watch?
Q. What have you made from Ana Ivanovic's forehand?
Q. Could you tell us the story of your YouTube of Laura and Genie Gangnam style?
Q. You dance around China a lot off court?