Q. How does it feel? Good getting an upset like this over Maria?
Q. Your best result here. How does that make you feel?
I showed that I had great preseason in December, and, you know, I could show it on the court, so it feels amazing.
Q. Could you tell that she was not 100% physically when you were playing?
Also during the serve she was playing with the toss and all these things to make me wait for the serve a lot.
I think she was trying to do a lot with the rhythm and to not let me go in my rhythm.
Q. In the on court interview after the match, you spoke about how you had beaten her before in a big game. How important was that self belief coming in?
I did it before, and I knew she knows me. I also knew that she knows it's going to be a tough match. I was prepared for it, and I was prepared to give 100%.
Q. Were you bothered by her messing around with her toss?
But it was just maybe few seconds I let my thinking go away. But that what I was also working on during my preseason, you know, to let me stay focused and not to let me thoughts go away.
Q. Is that the sort of thing that may have distracted you in the past?
Yeah, this is the thing I'm really proud of myself that I was really working on, and it's showing good.
Q. When you say she was doing some things on purpose to affect you, would you call that gamesmanship?
Q. You know, like kind of underhanded tactics to win the match.
But, you know, maybe I'm wrong, you know. Maybe she was just really feeling nervous on the serve and not doing the toss thing on the purpose. But, yeah, I think it was something about tactic.
Q. Was there any wind out there to speak of that may have affected her ball toss, do you think?
Q. How big is the satisfaction then under these circumstances to have won this match against her?
This one was we both played really well. It was a really tough match. I came out from one set down. This is what makes me really strong and proud of myself.
Q. When you had your break, your short break at the end of the second set and you came back on court, were you surprised that she was going off court? Did that surprise you?
No, I wasn't thinking about it.
Q. How important was the last game in the second set? You go up 5 0; she wins four games. Maybe if you don't win that game right there it changes the whole match, no?
So I think this game I was going for my shots, and I really played well.
Q. With Maria and also now Serena out, how big is the chance for you? How excited are you by that?
I love what I'm doing, and I don't want to put too much pressure, because then it's I don't want to suffer on the court, you know. I love the game and I love to play tennis. I'm very good player, so I don't want to have two opponents, the real one and me.
I'm just trying to play against the opponent.
Q. What does it say about you, now you've reached quarterfinals of every Grand Slam which shows some consistency, no?
What I can say, you know? I'm just I want to go forward in tournaments.