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Flavia Pennetta
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Q.  What do you think about Li Na's performance today?
FLAVIA PENNETTA:  It was perfect for her.  She play really well.  Since the first ball, I think she play really well today.


Q.  You and Li Na are the two 30 year old women.  What keeps you playing at such a high level?
FLAVIA PENNETTA:  I think we still working in a good way.  We try to have a good team with us.  They can help us in every moment.

Is good to see older player, no, in the court and fighting.  Today I think she was perfect in everything.  I mean, I didn't have a lot of chance at all.

I just have to say to her congratulation.


Q.  Do you feel like Li Na is more focused on the court than previous matches you play with her a couple years ago?
FLAVIA PENNETTA:  No, I think she's just improve her game a lot.  She's really consistent.  But she's one of the best player.  Today she was much better than me in the court.

In the last year she improve a lot her game.  She's more, I think, consistent with the forehand.  And her serve, it's working really good also.  She's a really good player.


Q.  As the match went on, what were you trying to do to get yourself back into it tactically?
FLAVIA PENNETTA:  Was really tough today because I didn't serve really well.  My serve doesn't work in the way I would like to.

But, I mean, I think she make no mistake at all.  In the first five games, maybe one or two, and a lot of winners.

I was trying to pushing, but she was faster and stronger than me today, so...

I try my best, but she was too good.


Q.  Of the women players on the tour, when she is playing like that, when she's hot...
FLAVIA PENNETTA:  ...she is tough.


Q.  Up there with Serena and some of the other big hitters?
FLAVIA PENNETTA:  Of course.  She's No. 5 or 4 in the world.  She's a Grand Slam champion.  That's what we're talking about.


Q.  How do you sum up this tournament for you personally?
FLAVIA PENNETTA:  Was good.  I mean, I am happy about this tournament.  Was a really good tournament.  I play a few matches in a good way.  I enjoy to play here in Australia.  I have to be happy.

Of course, now I'm a little bit upset because I would like to play a little bit better today.  But next week I have another tournament and everything start again.

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