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2010 China Open (Beijing): loss to Roberta Vinci (ITA) in first round

3rd October, 2010


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The Interpreter: Questions, please.

Q: Before the tournament in Tokyo you got flu. Did you have enough time to recover for this match?

Svetlana: I got what?

Q: Flu.

Svetlana: Yeah.

Q: Do you think you had enough time to recover?

Svetlana: No. I mean, is impossible to recover. It was my super hard designation. I had to go. I came from New York. I had two, three days off. I practice hard for week in Moscow, and I was supposed to leave on Tuesday to Tokyo, so I have five days before the tournament practicing with the week and everything. I got sick. So from Sunday to Saturday, one week, I wasn't home. I didn't go out. I didn't do any fitness. I was in bed. I had to go. So Saturday night, as soon as I got a little bit better, I got first plane and I arrived Sunday. I play for an hour, and Monday I play, Tuesday I play, Wednesday I came here. I practice for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, for three days, and today I play. I mean, this is how it was for me. I didn't have time, but this is the way.

Q: Do you think schedule of the WTA is too tight? Did you feel tired during the later half of the year?

Svetlana: I think the schedule is all right if you don't have injuries and sickness, you know. I have no injuries, but I was ill. I cannot change it. You know, sometimes I think even in super hard designation, once a year or twice you can have a medical without paying any fine, but the rest I think the schedule is all right.

Q: During this match you were up and down almost all the time. But in the third set you were 2-Love up. Then again, you couldn't find your game.

Svetlana: Which set?

Q: Third, last one.

Svetlana: No, I was not 2-Love down. It was equal, 1-All, 2-All, 3-All, 4-All, and I lost the break. But I think if I -- it took me time to get used to her game. It's different. Then it took me time to get used to the court and the wind first set. Then I played good. I felt like I am better player than her, but I could not get my chances, and in the third I did use -- I think I should have made a break in the first game straightaway and be better, but I cannot -- I could not do this.

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