Q. So how disappointing is this for you, or is it just another maybe roadblock?
ANA IVANOVIC: No. Obviously it's very disappointing, and I'm very, very sad because I really felt I could do well here. I felt physically fit. So it's really, really disappointing. I can just try to learn from this.
Like I said, sometimes losses make you more motivated to work harder, and that's definitely, you know, my aim.
I felt like I was in quite a good level. I just want to keep building on this
. There is plenty more tournaments in front of me. That's a good thing about tennis.
"It was a great experience,
"I very much enjoyed competing in this arena. It was an amazing atmosphere and I feel like we both played some good tennis. I had my chances but she was too good when it mattered most.
"I felt really confident
today. My game is in pretty good shape. The conditions were frustrating and it was tough to adapt to them, but it was a good experience
, especially because Miami can also be quite windy."
"I felt really good coming into this week. Yesterday I had a really good practice and was on a high, feeling pretty confident, and I think maybe that was the reason that I expected some things would come easier today on the court than they actually did. So it was tougher than I expected.
"I'm sure I'm never going to make this mistake again: on the positive side I can learn from this loss."
Q. How do you feel about your general clay court form so soon before Roland Garros where you're defending your title?
ANA IVANOVIC: Um, I feel really good. I mean, yesterday I played unbelievable match, and that gave my a lot of confidence. Because I was working really hard for my points. Obviously Francesca is very tough opponent. It really, you know, made me feel good.
And my serve is getting much better. I feel power on it. It's back. I just have to stick with the things I been doing.
I been working really hard, and obviously haven't played too many matches on the clay courts.
I really hope, you know, next week to have opportunity to compete a little bit more and play some matches, because I been practicing way enough. Yeah, I feel confident