Q. You must have obviously have been happy with the win.
So was important just to stay in that zone and try to create another opportunity. And, yeah, I felt that I been able to do that.
Q. Did the win feel as comfortable as the scoreline suggested it was?
Even though sometimes, you know, I missed few shots, I felt like I was doing the right thing. I just wanted to apply that and keep working on that.
Q. You both played last year under the same sort of pressure on center court. Have you noticed much of a difference in her game?
But, you know, as I said before many times, I think she's a great player. She has a good future in front of her. She's always a tough competitor.
Q. With the No. 1 and 3 seeds out, does that change your mindset at all?
For me it's important to just, you know, keep focusing on my game and play it one at a time. Quarterfinals of a Grand Slam is never easy, no matter who you play.
Q. She drove a ball back at you. Did you feel she had a choice there? Was that the right shot to play, hitting the ball straight at you, hitting you in the hip?
Q. Looked like she was trying to apologize to you.
Q. What is the secret of starting a season well, starting the year well?
And I think the preparation helps, as well. You have a good block of training. Sometimes it doesn't work right away, but I think in the longer run, and mentally, you can rely on that.
Q. How burnt were you at the end of last year?
I went to play some tournaments maybe I shouldn't have, but I wanted to. I wanted to play. So I actually take that as a very positive thing, that I learned how to be in that situation and how to come out of it.
But, you know, this year, next year, I'll try to manage that a little bit better. But as long as I want to be on the court, you know, I'm feeling pretty good with my game.
Q. How much time did you take off and how much time in the off season were you working for the new season?
But I kept active. I tried to work on my fitness. I done a lot of other things. I paddle board. I danced. I did ballet. As long as I'm active, it's good for me.
Actually, after Istanbul I wasn't really happy with how I finished the year. Took me three days to get over it and I was back at it again, so...
Q. To be successful in a slam over two weeks, you have to be physically fit. Nothing niggling at the moment that's going to hamper you in the next five or six days?
I think that's the best approach to go.
Q. What you said on the court with Rennae Stubbs, can we say you are seriously considering having a marriage right now?
There's an answer. There's nothing still (showing hand). Once you see a big, big bling big, big bling maybe.
Q. You said it's larger than Caro's.
Q. Can we say after Serena and Maria are gone, you and Li Na are the overwhelming favorites in the bottom and top half of the draw?
You have to stay alert. It doesn't matter the level that you're No. 2 or whatever. Everybody has proven that anybody can beat anybody.
The way I approach the matches, I have to be ready 100% for every player.