Q. Can we assume that you were fairly spent after the last match. Was it kind of a little bit tough to get through today?
You just have to find a way to get through it. You know, that's what I did. It was quite tough in the end. She had a set point and she had a chance to level the match out, which is something I probably wouldn't want to do, is go into a third set.
I was I was happy I was able to finish it in two.
Q. Did you change your normal preparation routine after what happened on Thursday to today, or was it just business as usual in the way you prepared?
Q. Each time you were challenged in the second set you were up a break on her back. You must draw a lot of strength on that on a day when your serve wasn't necessarily firing?
But, yeah, I am happy that I took my chances, you know, even though it was pretty close in that second set.
Q. You went to practice after the match?
Q. So basically you wanted to hit more balls? Are you feeling just a little bit lack of match play?
Conditions were a little bit tricky from one end, and, you know, balls were flying a bit. I just wanted to get a good rhythm again.
Q. Back to the match play, I think you have had three matches after Roland Garros last year and now six. Is that enough for you?
That will come. I'm not worried about that. Those are the as long as I feel like I'm doing the right things and I'm playing the way I want to play, if I'm making those types of errors, they are going to go in eventually.
Q. Can you tell us what sort of recovery is different after playing in 40 degree heat? Also, how long did it take you to actually feel normal again?
Q. You raced to a great start in the first set. Would you say the second set, would you say it was a drop in intensity for you or did she play better?
And then once I lost that game I think my concentration dropped a little bit. Then I got it going again. So there was a few ups and downs, and that's something that I definitely want to eliminate going forward.
Q. The Olympics is coming up real soon. I understand you're going to have a gig as a commentator with NBC. Can you talk about that? Excited about that?
I'm going to be showcasing the city of Sochi to a worldwide audience, and we will be doing a few segments. I'm going to be with a few different co hosts around the city, in the village, and then I'm going to be a doing a few segments in the studio with Bob Costas, as well.
Q. There have been those gay related laws that have come into play, and Billy Jean, Martina, Blake, god number of people have spoken about that. What are your thoughts about that?
Q. How is the shoulder going? Do you feel more confident with every game that it's A okay?
I think these are all really good tests. As I said, I think recovery for the rest of my career is going to be extremely important, making sure I do the right amount of work to the right amount of rest that I give it.
But it's feeling good.
Q. Do you feel like you have been a little under the radar this week because you haven't played your best? Is it possible for you to go through a first week sort of unobtrusively a little bit?
Q. Talk about playing Cibulkova. She's played you tough before. It's a totally different matchup than Cornet or Knapp.
Obviously I don't want to go there with her (smiling).
But, no, she's a tough opponent. That's for sure. She plays a lot of top players extremely well and tough and has nothing to lose, so I'm expecting a tough one the next round.
Q. Azarenka went on quite a bit talking about how wonderful her grandmother is and Casey Dellacqua did the same thing yesterday.
Q. There are some great old pictures of you being held by your grandma. Just talk about them.
Q. Just the grandmas.
They don't usually come at the same time, but it's really nice to see her. I think you have a lot of memories from your childhood growing up, and she's the one that raised my mother and you see so many similarities.
I love spending time with both of them.
Q. Azarenka's grandma came to LA. I think they went to Disneyland. How about sometime arranging a double date.
Q. You're older and than Grigor and a multiple Grand Slam champion. He's making his way up the rankings. Do you ever talk or joke about that rubbing off on him?
Q. Well, do you ever discuss it?