She said, she played better than last week at Gold Coast, but were unable to maintain her form throughout the entire match. Her game is there, but couldn't find her serve (she hit 12 DF-s, a lot!), made a lot of UE-s, and couldn't win the key points.
She said, the highly increased public interest didn't help her to focus on tennis, and the situation is still quite new to her. She used to play in the shadow before, and could only focus on tennis, while now she can't hide, she has calls by calls from media people, etc. She said she has been told about it, and she tried to prepare for the increasing attention, but it seems this is not something one can prepare, but has to be experienced and get used to it. Finally she said, she of course disappointed, but focusing on the next appearance.
Well, I don't see big problem here. Her form is shaky, but that's acceptable of a young girl, who's just recovered from an injury, and haven't played for more than 3 months. Looking at Makarova's performace, it seems she has picked a girl who is playing her best ever tennis, way better than her ranking indicates. Agi had a close 3 set match against her, didn't choke, fought back twice into the match, and lost only by a tiny margin at the end. That not how players use to collapse.
She is mentally strong. She has already proved this in 2006, when she went through a big dropback. Not knowing she was ill (she had mononucleosis) she kept playing, and of course losses came by losses. She still kept working and didn't loose faith. Finally doctors found her illness, she recovered, and here she is now.
So I expect to see a very good Agi soon.