"I envy no-one"
There's been a lot of media coverage about Aravane Rezai lately. You've been asked about her after your match. Do you think people forget you are the french number 1 player?
I couldn't care less.
You were a semifinalist in Miami playing very well. Do you come here with a lot of ambition?
There is no ambition. The player with ambition, you already mentionned her, me, I don't need to have any ambition.
You did not have the same results as her on clay.
You do what you want, but sincerely, when I do a semi in Miami, I have the feeling it goes completely unnoticed. But you do as you want, that's not my problem. [...]
At the begining of the year, you put a lot of hope on the claycourt season, et mostly, on Roland Garros.
Each year is the same! I'm not going to arrive here and tell myself "i don't play that well on clay, so i'm gonna lose on the first round"! It's not logical. Of course I try, i have goals to reach when the year begins, being french, evenmore in a Grand Slam in Paris, i don't see why i should have no ambition in Roland Garros [...]
This year, the french women started pretty badly.
Oh, not again! So?
You have nothing to say on the topic?
No, but you are a bit hard on us globaly, because we all try to do our best. [...] But sometimes you get a draw like Alizée against Pavlyuchenkova, who is a really good player. It seems unlikely that all the french get to the fourth round or the quarters.
I tried to translate it the best i could, in the french version you can really feel the tension...
That said, I think she's right, the french medias are terrible with the local players (overexpectating, merciless when they lose, or overforgiving depending on which player we're talking about).