Well unfortunately today wasn't my day. Zheng Jie is a strong opponent. She played very well. I also had some pain in my right shoulder from the beginning of the match - I was trying to do my best, but it just didn't work. I'm still in the doubles though so I hope I can do better there!
I like New Zealand very much, especially Auckland. This is a very quiet country with nice weather and nice people. I also like it here because there's no traffic like everywhere else in the world, and also one of my best friends on the tour, Marina Erakovic, lives here! I got to see all her family this time. We have been good friends for a long time, since we played junior doubles together (we played two finals at Wimbledon and won the Orange Bowl together!)
I'll talk to you all again tomorrow... goodnight from Auckland
Who are your three favorite players on the ATP? Andrei-Sorin, Romania
Federer, Nadal and Santoro!
What is the best advice you have ever been given? Shane
The best advice I've ever received came from my coach, Calin Ciorbagiu. He told me to fight until the last point and never give up.
What are your next tournaments after Australia? Adrian, Romania
After this I have Fed Cup, then Paris, Doha and Dubai. Then of course Indian Wells and Miami. I'm really excited to play all of them!