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Internazionali BNL d'Italia: win over Jelena Jankovic (SRB) in quarterfinals

7th May, 2009

Moderator: Questions, please.

Q: Many people say you are the female version of Nadal. What do you think of that?

Svetlana: Well, that's a big compliment for me, but I don't think so because Rafa win too many Roland Garroses and most of the tournaments on clay. Maybe I play of all girls more similar to Rafa. Well, I also grown up in Spain on clay court.

Q: Many people say you often lack consistency. Do you feel that way?

Svetlana: Yeah, I think I improved that and I played better. It's my main problem, actually. I have all the game. I have all the shots. But when I have this consistence I play much better and I play like last two weeks. I started to win more matches and just playing within myself. It's just my goal to find the key within myself to play all the time consistent whole match.

Q: Do you think you have a chance of winning the tournament?

Svetlana: Well, definitely I have a chance. I played great this last week, and I'm playing better and better every match here. I got used to this court today especially, and I'm looking forward to playing tomorrow. But definitely I have a chance.

Q: You don't speak Italian but you understand it. Why is that?

Svetlana: No, I don't speak anything. Well, I embarrassed to speak because I confuse it with Spanish. I speak half Italian and half Spanish. I make up some words like Nadal sometimes. I heard him trying speak in English and half Spanish. So I do this in Italian and Spanish. But I understand quite well, especially when you speak slowly. I'm looking forward to working now this first week with one guy, a fitness coach from Italy, so I'm trying to understand more. I really like it, and maybe I can visit more times Italy so I can understand more.


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