Q. Long enough in the sun today?
Q. Is that just to make sure you get your acclimatization up there? It's going to be hot for the next couple of days.
But it's the same for everybody. You just have to adapt to it and try to do the best way to prepare for those conditions.
It's not easy. I thought they were going to close the roof for the second match, but, I mean, it's okay.
But I feel pretty good. Actually, I felt better as the match was going on than in the beginning.
Q. Any tricks of the trade to the heat? Do you get an ice bath after that kind of heat?
Q. Did you have a cold shower before you went out to hit the ball again, or is it a process that you go through to try and sort of bring your body temperature back down?
Q. Should the roof have been closed for your match?
I think, you know, we're all in the same conditions. It's much hotter out there right now than when I was playing.
Q. Obviously you'd prefer a shorter match in those conditions, but you didn't seem to be playing badly in the first set. She just sort of brought it to you a lot, didn't she?
I think she likes that more, and it took me a little bit of time to just adapt and find my range and find my hitting zone.
That's it. But she really played well. She went out for her shots, a very talented player. I was expecting a tough match. It's never easy.
And when you play, you know, somebody who is probably a lot higher than you are in rankings, they just have nothing to lose. But she played great.
Q. Caroline said she put a plastic water bottle down on the court and she thought that it started melting a bit. Is it that hot out there?
But you normally expect a little bit of, I don't know, some freshness, I don't know what, but it just didn't come. From anywhere (smiling).
Q. The soles of your shoes weren't burning, were they?
Q. You were in the final in Brisbane, and then you had a week off. Now you're here. What do you do in the first early rounds? What do you try work on? Just try and build up to that second week...
Q. The health authorities here advise people to stay indoors whenever possible in these sort of conditions, drink lots of water, try and be in air conditioning.
Q. So will you practice tomorrow, or will you try and stay inside, given that it's going to be this hot again tomorrow?
Maybe I won't hit for two hours, but definitely going to go out and, you know, get some more suntan.
Q. Your boyfriend come to Melbourne again to support you?
He's very, very visible, so...
Q. Does he like the heat?
Q. Does he like the heat?
Q. Is Red Foo still planning to get the wildcard for the US Open if he can manage it?
But he's so into his projects right now that I think he's more focused on that.
Q. Is he asking some advice from you for his forehand, which is the weakest point of his...
He comes up with a different shot every time, you know. It's a helicopter swing. Then it's out of space. I don't know. Whatever. He's just ridiculous.