at Paris, France
Monday, May 26, 2008
Interview with Venus Williams
Q. Did you scare yourself today, in the second
VENUS WILLIAMS: No. I mean, sometimes tennis isn't
always won as quick as you want. I think she really
played some good tennis. She made some good shots
and fought really hard, fought hard for that second
set, and it was just important to close it out in
Q. How were you feeling before starting the game?
VENUS WILLIAMS: Oh, I felt good. I mean, I knew she
was going to bring a lot of balls back and try to
play aggressive when she could. I've seen her play.
So I felt good about the match before, yeah.
Q. No pressure at all?
VENUS WILLIAMS: You know, the only pressure I have
is the pressure I put on myself, so I try not to put
Q. Tell us about the conditions today.
VENUS WILLIAMS: Yeah, it was strange with the
raining and no raining. It was just important to
concentrate, because you can only beat your
You can't beat the weather. So if it rains, it
rains. But thankfully I got through before it