Q. Painful end, isn't it?
Q. Was it a sprain?
So I tried not to fall that way on my ankle. So far my Achilles, and I think I just strain a muscle on the top of my ankle.
So not sure.
Q. You did play your best tennis of the match immediately after that. Was it a matter of trying to take your focus away from that kind of thing?
I started a little bit nervous, but as the match went on slowly everything that I tried to do kind of settled down and started happening.
So it got better, and my ankle I don't know. Well, I had so much tape on it I couldn't feel anything, to be honest. It was kind of a they made almost like a cast. I couldn't move my ankle whatsoever. I don't know if it was good, bad, or not sure.
Q. Is there a mental barrier with you playing actually well enough to win here?
Unfortunately I didn't. There was still mistakes made in the wrong time where she was more solid than I was. I guess she's 9 in the world for a reason. I thought it was pretty good, and I was happy with that. If somebody told me in the beginning I would play like that I would be pretty happy for that.
Q. You'll keep trying? Tenth time lucky next year?
Again, all can I do is keep trying to play as well as I can, and that's what I will do next year.
Q. Mixed doubles, defending champion here. Will you play mixed doubles, as well?
Q. So both doubles?
Q. Some of those groundstrokes were beautiful, very deep. Looked like the Jarkka of old. Does that give you a lot of confidence, it won't take long to get your game back to where you want it?
But as you could see, there was just the unfortunate mistakes I made showed I hadn't played enough and I missed most of the time last year. So it will take a bit longer.
Q. Are you working with Chris Johnson?
Q. When did that start?
Q. What was your mindset at the end of the second set when you really were dominating? Did you think she's here for the taking or...
As I said, if it wasn't for the first two games in the first and the first two games in the third set, they kind of I think run away from me and cost me a little bit the match as well.
So if I would have played them a little bit better the third set would look different, the first set would look different. I mean, even in the first came back to 5 3. I had enough chances even in the third. Like the first three games I must have had 30 Love in all of them and game points and breakpoints in each.
So it wasn't like, you know, I was literally losing 4 1 or 5 1. So overall there were a couple of games that cost me.