Q. After this tough match against Smashnova the other day, it seems that you were feeling good today out there.
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Yeah, it was a very tough match, but I had a one-day break. You know, I recovered pretty well. I play only doubles, you know.
I feel pretty fresh today on the court.
Q. And the fact that from the heat yesterday, today it was cold and humid, it doesn't bother you at all?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: It was kind of a difficult time because we didn't have a chance to practice, to warm up before the match on courts. I was playing indoor. I was doing some warm-up in the gym.
But, you know, I think it's good that we played 11:00. Now it looks like it's going to rain all the time. I'm lucky to finish.
Q. If you can say a few words about your next match. Maybe it's going to be Amelie, if she wins. You know her pretty well.
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Yeah, I play a lot of times against Amelie. It's going to be a very difficult match to play against her here in Paris. She has a great support from the public.
But I had some good experience against her. You know, maybe for the first time I'm going to play on center court, I never play here before, so I'm very exciting about it.
Q. You get on well with her. I remember last year in LA when you beat Rubin...
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: I gave her a little chance, like a little present. But I'm not waiting for the present from her. I know she'll try to play and she'll try to beat me.
Q. What has been your best match against her?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: I think last time I won it was in Toronto, in Toronto last year, yeah.
Q. And playing her on clay, you played her in Rome a long time ago?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: I played Rome and I played against her in Fed Cup, but it was a clay courts indoor. But it was a long time ago. So now she just won two tournaments. She's in great shape. It's going to be very difficult for me.
Q. But you are ready to have a good second week?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: I mean, why not? I'm still here, so I'm very happy.
Vassilissa is my girl............