Q. What happened out there?
I felt, you know, I was emotionally a little bit flat. I was lacking a little bit aggressiveness that I had in my previous matches.
But she's tough opponent and she's been playing really well.
Q. Do you think you had a bit of a letdown after the Serena match?
Also I had few very emotional wins, so today I really felt I was a little bit flat. Like I said, you know. But, you know, it's just another learning experience. Obviously I'm very disappointed to lose in this manner.
Even though despite the fact I didn't play my best, today I felt I still had chances. I didn't quite use them well, wasn't aggressive enough, had way too many errors.
But it's something to learn from and move on.
Q. Do you have an injury?
Despite all that, I was still on court. I was doing my best. Today she was the better player.
Q. Was there something specific in Eugenie's game?
Like I said, she came out really aggressive in the third set.
Q. You've been through what she's going through now. What type of advice would you give her on how to deal with it?
For me, I was kind of shy about it. But, you know, I think it's just most important to stick with her team and just keep doing the same things and believing in herself.
Q. Do you have any thoughts of playing Fed Cup? You would have an opportunity for a rematch in a city that's been great to you and not so great to you.
But with the schedule, it's going to be very hard.
Q. So probably not?
Q. Obviously today is disappointing. How big has that tournament been for you in terms of where your career is at the moment?
Obviously it's very disappointing the way it ended. Yeah, on a positive note I feel like I played, you know, maybe the best tennis of my life. Just want to keep my head up and keep working hard, improve on the mistakes I made.
Q. You're getting close to the top 10. How much is getting back there a specific goal for you?
But, you know, like I said, it's about working hard and being consistent, you know, showing the game I've been showing over and over again. And I felt very, very proud and happy about the way I was playing, you know, in Auckland and also here.
You know, I see very bright year.
Q. Do you feel something from her on the other side of the net, like she's tough, she's not afraid? Do you feel that when you're playing her?
But, yeah, she's definitely brave. She's young. She has nothing to lose. Like I said, I think she's a very great player with a bright future.
Q. In the first set you were, C'mon'ing after every point. Were you trying to pump yourself up?
But, you know, today she was the better player.
Q. Did you get a chance to talk to Novak at all after your win over Serena? If so, what did you say?