PACIFIC LIFE OPEN
March 16, 2008
INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. You look to be so in control in the first set. What
happened in the second set?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I just stopped a little bit. I lose my
concentration. Just a little bit there and a little bit
there. I had chances to break her straight, and I didn't do
So she was lead 2-Love. She got a little bit more -- I let
her be back in the match, and I stopped. And every time I
was worse and worse till 5-Love, and I managed to win that
game and come back and I had chances at 5-4 which I didn't
Q. Do you take anything out of that match?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Well, definitely. I have to figure out
how to start to play better earlier than 5-Love down in the
Q. The conditions a problem at all today?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: No. They were not that bad, like
yesterday was much worse.
Q. You must be pleased your match was today and not
yesterday, given the strong wind?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Yeah, definitely. We played doubles
yesterday. It was awful.
Q. When you are down 5-Love like that, how important is
it to try and, you know, rather than just say, Forget this
set; I'll get her next set? How important is it to try and
come back right then?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Well, I try always to think that every
point is important because I think in the end of the day
it's true. There is always -- any point could be turning
point in every match, so I got to play the best.
Of course some points you play bad and I just did some easy
mistakes and I was not moving my feet.
Definitely it was important because I still wanted to have
some games under my belt. I didn't want to go to the third
set 6-Love down. So I changed that to give me key to play
better in the third.
Q. You've reached a couple of finals earlier this year, I
believe? How happy have you been with your form this season?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I was a bit disappointed about
Australian Open to lose, because I think I was very well
prepared and I don't do so well. But this is just -- I have
to take some lessons from that. The same as from Doha. You
know, it was so windy and I didn't play well.
Dubai I did final and -- I mean, she played good; I didn't
play so well. In tennis, you got to go with whatever comes
and try to make it better all the time.
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