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Wimbledon Championships (London): win over Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) in second round

25th June, 2008

Q: After three sets on Monday, was it nice having an easier day today?

Svetlana: Yeah, definitely. I think I also did everything to have it easier. I played much better, and I started to play much better on grass. So this is one of the days when you go through one, two, three rounds it's great. You start to play a different game and really happy with that.

Q: What was the difference between Monday and today do you think?

Svetlana: Well, I was just playing a little bit more like you should play on grass, not on clay court. I was inside, I was hitting the ball from the start. Yesterday I played three sets. Just when I had very important moment I started to play better, but today I started from the start, so it was okay.

Q: And it's very difficult then to move from clay to grass?

Svetlana: Yeah, for me it's difficult to adjust, yeah.

Q: And your serve today, you dropped your serve twice. Was that disappointing, that you might have wrapped it up a bit quicker?

Svetlana: Yeah, I could not. I could not get my serve in as much as I would like to. I was maybe wanting to do too much with this, and I wanted to go more forward, which I think I did pretty well. Yeah, I was really happy with everything except my serve.

Q: When she won three games in the second set, you saw the match out quite well. Were you pleased with the way you saw the last two games out?

Svetlana: Well, like the game before the last, it was very tough one, but I think I still played better, and then it should go my way because I think I did everything to make it my way.

Q: And you might have her sister up next, who has beaten you twice, both times you've played. What edge has she had on you before?

Svetlana: Yeah, definitely. I played with her in Berlin and I play her in Warsaw, both. Warsaw I played really bad, and Berlin I played first set very well, and something happened in the second set, and then she started to play much better, and I just dropped the level a lot. But still, definitely I'm looking forward to try to get the revenge and play better. Definitely hungry for that match, and I'm looking forward to play that. She's a very tough opponent because she plays hard, she moves well, and yeah, looking forward to playing that.


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