Q. What was your health issue there at the end of the second set?
Q. How much was that troubling you?
Q. When things weren't going your way in the second and third set, what were you telling yourself to get back into the contest?
Tried to do that again today, but she played extremely well.
Q. Is it the same hip issue you had at Wimbledon? Do you think it's the same area?
Q. How do you rate her chances going forward?
Q. Her chances.
Q. When did the hip first start giving you trouble?
Q. Given that it's only your second tournament back, do you rate this as a success?
So on that note, yeah, I have to look at the positives and see where I have come from in four or five months. I haven't played a lot of tennis in those six months.
So I certainly would have loved to play a little bit more before playing a Grand Slam, but this is the chance that I was given. I'm smart enough to be able to take it and acknowledge that I'm still pretty lucky to be in the draw and giving myself a chance to try to win it.
Q. Will you quantify what the hip problem prevented you from doing the last two sets? Was it movement?
Q. Is it a little extra disappointing in light of Serena being out of the draw? Hopping this might be a real chance?
Q. How long does it take you to get over the disappointment? Like how long until you can start again or start looking forward to the next challenge?
Q. You too.
Q. Well, I admire yours. But in terms of disappointment, when you're dealing with disappointment, how long does it take you to, like, I have lost today, how long does it take?
It's moments like this that ultimately shape and you make you who you are, and that's how you bounce back. It's easy just to be successful, but it's how many times you're able to come back from the tough moments and losses and injuries that really define who you are as an athlete.
And that's why I'm here, because I believe I still can be up there and certainly can play better, that's for sure.
Q. Coming off not playing many matches the end of last year and already getting a fair number at the beginning of this year, are you planning on a full schedule this 2014, or are you thinking about phasing it out more maybe?
Every year you have to adjust to how your body and your mind feels. Just because I missed, you know a large part of last year doesn't mean I'm going to make up for it with more tournaments. That's never been my thing.
But, you know, my schedule pretty much stays the same. I will probably be playing Paris instead of Doha, which I did last year.
Q. Because you played in such hot conditions earlier on in the tournament, do you think that might have taken a slight toll on your body?
Q. Can you talk a little bit about the second set? Topsy turvy. She raced to 5 0. You climbed back. Looked like the return game was maybe not your best return game of the match.
Q. How big was that game for you? How big was that return game for you? Was that something she did or something on your racquet?
Q. Are you hard on yourself after losses like this?
Q. I notice that you went to the practice courts right away before your last match. In the past I haven't really seen you that eager to be back on the court. You seem very motivated and you want to work hard. Is that something new for you, practicing more? Or practicing harder? And right after a match?
I don't know if it's any different. I mean, I came back from an injury and I feel happy to be to give myself that opportunity to try to get back and play well, and I want to take it.
I don't want to just because I know if I'm going to be sitting around everyone else will take it. It's either try and take it yourself, or just saying, you know, I can do other things in my life.
I have always been a go getter in my career, not just in tennis, and I still believe in that. I feel I have that type of motivation and drive, I'll always be there.
Q. Are you going to stick around Melbourne as long as Grigor is in?