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silverwhite
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:10 PM
I swear, she's a natural! And this even when she's not in high spirits :worship:


Q. Did you try to beat the record of Mahut and Isner?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I tried, but apparently didn't work. She finish it earlier than I thought.


Q. What do you remember of the six match points that you had? Did you think some of them you could have made it?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I don't remember any. I mean, I think she played good on match points. I don't think I had easy ball any time, she was serving it all the time. It's hard to say. The match could go either way so many times. I mean, I think it just was really a day of Francesca. We both fighted so hard the whole match, and the important moments she just played better.
But statistically I also felt like I was better player on the court. I played better. Just very disappointing. Sometimes I guess it happens in tennis like it happened today, that key points, she just won it. Or maybe I went for too much or sometimes I didn't go. It's hard to say exactly what happened.
Maybe in few days I would watch the video and understand more about it. It's too hard to talk about it right now.


Q. Do you think you could watch the video, 4 hours and 44 minutes?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Well, I guess I will watch a little bit the end. I mean, the first set, I don't know. If you would watch the first set, I think she played very uncomfortable and I was doing something wrong tactically. The second set I played better tactically and I won it. In the third set, if I would break her in few moments, I felt if I would finish it there the match would go much faster.
When we were equal, I was match points up. But I maybe didn't do enough or she played pretty well, made some winners and she went for it. I mean, it's very hard to say something straight after the match. I just feel very empty. I don't know what to say.


Q. Is it the most hard match in your career?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: The longest for sure. And I think the match where I had the most possibilities to win and I just didn't close it.


Q. Do you remember other matches of yours where you had six match points and you lost?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Actually I'm happy my memory is not that good. I don't remember. My memory is pretty bad. Few times I just in few days I will just forget. Well, this match I won't forget for pretty long.
Just frustrating because I felt like it was my match to play. I was playing better and dictating and I was doing stuff. But she was playing smart. I give her credit for playing great.


Q. You both won Roland Garros. What about to be strong, so hard rallies, is it possible to say about it a little?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: But it has nothing to do with Australia. It was French Open. It was in the past. I could feel that she's definitely confidence, and definitely this confidence brought her French Open last year.
For me, I'm trying to come back. I think I'm doing it and feeling pretty confident and playing the right game at the moment. Yeah, definitely I didn't use some chances. I will think the game over and over again.
But for me, I'm coming back. How did you say, what doesn't kill you make you stronger. I'm still alive and sitting here. I was moving good and serving better in the end. Definitely I cannot be very upset and bring myself down. I will stay strong and take positive things out of match because there is some definitely good things I've done today. Definitely some things wrong.
But just I see the way just to move forward and improve.


Q. There was a crucial point where she could have won the point and ran into the net and you won the point. Were you confident after that? That seemed to give you a bit of a roll.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Which point are you talking about? At some stage I was like, what's the score? Who's serving? I was like, what's going on anyway here?
I had no clue sometimes. It was so hard to count. I was like, who is up? She? Me? It's really hard to say which point you're talking about right now. We had some good points at the net.


Q. You say the other day that you were going to fight like animals, and you did.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I thought you would tell me I did not, but...


Q. No. Did you say anything to Francesca at the end or she say something to you or you're in the talking for a while or going out to dinner?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Definitely I will talk to her. We're still good, but it was court. Then it's off the court. I mean, definitely we said something to each other, but I was so frustrated. I have no idea what was spoken.


Q. What is your balance of the tournament at the end? You were not playing well last year. Today you lost, but you played a great match. The last ten games were fantastic considering the situation, the condition, the shape and everything else.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Out of trip to Australia I can take only positive things. I been working November, December very well on my fitness condition, everything. I feel fit, I feel playing better.
It doesn't come to you, you know. I'm religious person and I believe in God. If he makes me go through this, I will go through this and keep my head high and work even harder. I'm proud of the work I've done.
I had all matches which I lost, but I just didn't close them. In Auckland I was 4 2 up against Peng in the third set. In Sydney I was 6 3, 5 3 up against Li Na. Here I had match points. I didn't close them but I'm there. It already makes me think positive. Last year I didn't win one top 10 player. I beat Stosur, Justine, which for me was a little bit headache to play her. For me, it's points to work harder and go forward.


Q. Do you think today you played better or worse than against Justine?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: So different player. It's hard to say. It was definitely hard. After you play Justine you have so many emotions to close it. First set I was a little bit frustrated because games of these players so different. Justine was hitting a lot and here the ball comes with spin, with slice, with this, with this.
But I knew it's going to be so. But last year I didn't play any matches on the high level for me, few matches. I felt in some moments that I needed matches, and also today. In some moments to close it you need matches and opportunities. One day I will make it. I'm very confident about it, and I will close it.


Q. This might make you feel better. You've earned over 15 million dollars in your career and Francesca has earned only 7. Have you ever done anything with your 15 million?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: What's happened with you guys? I see Roger's interview. You guys ask him what he does with his money. We sleep, put under my couch and I sleep on it every day I think. I have 17 or I don't know how many, 15 million.
You just have to realize when everybody comes to me and says, Oh, you have 17 million. I'm like, Where are they? I don't see any. I'm same human as you are and we're all humans. I honestly don't know.
It's exactly what people think. We're super rich and something like that. I'm talking now for myself. Looking at the total amount of money you earn in career, they think you have 15 million. You don't realize how much we spend for the team. You don't realize how much we pay for traveling, for hotels, for preparations.
You don't realize with coaches, we pay them. It's pretty high charges. Higher you are, more you spend for your team. It's really a lot expenses. I'm not going to do a computer math here for you; I'm not good at it. But I like to count still.
But there's lots of expenses and also we do taxes and few things that people don't realize. We're not like soccer players who just travel for travelling expenses. The team pays. We pay everything. I pay everything by myself. No federation, nobody helps me. Definitely to go up somebody puts money into you. My parents. Some people have been helped by sponsors.
Definitely have to do a lot of expenses. It's not like I have under my couch 17 million. You can come and check though.

goldenlox
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:13 PM
The last question reminded me of when she won the USO as a teen and she said she was giving the $million to her parents, for their cycling training business.

I thought she had better save a few milion for herself.

I still think that. Sounds like she spends a lot.

Svetlana)))
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:37 PM
I love her so much.

Bismarck.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:44 PM
I love her so much.

Agreed. She's awesome.

Serenus Christ
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:45 PM
she so genuine

Kart
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:51 PM
I love her so much.

I love her more.

tenn_ace
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:56 PM
Sveta is one of, if not THE most sincere player on the tour :kiss:. My baby andnobody will take her away from me.

Mightymirza
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:59 PM
Haha Sveta is so funny :lol: :yeah:

Mistress of Evil
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:59 PM
Sexlana :bowdown:

Alejandrawrrr
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:14 PM
:sad:

MalJackson
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:16 PM
im so sad for kuzzie, she deserved to win this match.

she played better than franny in most of the match, she just lost it at the end because of tiredness, franny was fitter.

RND
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:20 PM
Yeah, and these were after a 4h44m loss. :bowdown:

Setsuna.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:07 PM
Sveta you Legend.:hearts::worship:

Le Tenisse
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:12 PM
Attitude

Roookie
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:15 PM
Love her...can't be mad at her for beating Justine. Hope she gets back to the top 10 this season.

Leo_DFP
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:23 PM
The last question reminded me of when she won the USO as a teen and she said she was giving the $million to her parents, for their cycling training business.

I thought she had better save a few milion for herself.

I still think that. Sounds like she spends a lot.

I'm sure she has someone advising her finances. It's not like she's blown the entirety of her prize money and endorsement earnings.

Love this quote: "Last year I didn't win one top 10 player. I beat Stosur, Justine, which for me was a little bit headache to play her. For me, it's points to work harder and go forward."

There really are SO many positives for her to take out of this Australia experience. Until the Aussie Open a week ago, I doubted Kuznetsova would ever make it back to the top 10. She just seemed so lost and so willing to accept being lost on the court. But now her focus, intensity, and desire are back. She's playing with better strategy, much more aggressive on the court. She showed that in her last two matches. I believe she will be back in he top 15, perhaps top 10 as well. And she's doing it just in the nick of time- why was some of her prime physical years with embarrassingly shitty play?

matty
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:28 PM
One of the coolest girls on tour--love her!

cn ireland
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:29 PM
This is a good interview, which can't be easy to do when you lose 16-14 in the 3rd!!

NyCPsU
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:55 PM
Q. This might make you feel better. You've earned over 15 million dollars in your career and Francesca has earned only 7. Have you ever done anything with your 15 million?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: What's happened with you guys? I see Roger's interview. You guys ask him what he does with his money. We sleep, put under my couch and I sleep on it every day I think. I have 17 or I don't know how many, 15 million.
You just have to realize when everybody comes to me and says, Oh, you have 17 million. I'm like, Where are they? I don't see any. I'm same human as you are and we're all humans. I honestly don't know.
It's exactly what people think. We're super rich and something like that. I'm talking now for myself. Looking at the total amount of money you earn in career, they think you have 15 million. You don't realize how much we spend for the team. You don't realize how much we pay for traveling, for hotels, for preparations.
You don't realize with coaches, we pay them. It's pretty high charges. Higher you are, more you spend for your team. It's really a lot expenses. I'm not going to do a computer math here for you; I'm not good at it. But I like to count still.
But there's lots of expenses and also we do taxes and few things that people don't realize. We're not like soccer players who just travel for travelling expenses. The team pays. We pay everything. I pay everything by myself. No federation, nobody helps me. Definitely to go up somebody puts money into you. My parents. Some people have been helped by sponsors.
Definitely have to do a lot of expenses. It's not like I have under my couch 17 million. You can come and check though.

:hysteric: Who gave Goldie a press pass?

NyCPsU
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:57 PM
The last question reminded me of when she won the USO as a teen and she said she was giving the $million to her parents, for their cycling training business.

I thought she had better save a few milion for herself.

I still think that. Sounds like she spends a lot.

:haha: I didnt even see that you were the first to respond to only this question. :haha:

Craig.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:01 PM
It's weird, I love her personality, but I always find myself rooting against her in matches.

VeeJJ
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:21 PM
this makes me so sad :sad: i want her to win more slams!!!

edificio
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:40 PM
Definitely have to do a lot of expenses. It's not like I have under my couch 17 million. You can come and check though.

Best part! :lol:

Also, apparently Sveta reads the post-match interviews! She's great. Unfortunately, all that work...beating Justine...and then Franny. Hard tourney for her.

PLP
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:45 PM
Thx for posting this, I couldn't find it on the website.

Glad she is still positive, she really was the better player overall.
Hopefully she will win something big again very soon.

Kitten63
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:37 PM
Sveta's so awesome :hearts:

Sasja
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:43 PM
Sveta :worship:

Great interview after a tough loss for her :bowdown:

Chippy88
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:45 PM
Well done Sveta!

Not only does she play like a true competitor, she has great attitude and class.

The Dawntreader
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:51 PM
Kuznetsova's deadpan interviews invariably steal the show:worship:

DimaDinosaur
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:00 PM
Damn, Hantuchova must be bankrupted

ZODIAC
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:30 PM
Sveta is not fake what you see is what you get:tape:

Jolene
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:39 PM
It's weird, I love her personality, but I always find myself rooting against her in matches.

This is how I am with Serena! I don't get it either... I think she's so funny and cool, but I never really root for her - perhaps because she's won so much already, and is such an indomitable competitor that it's almost like she doesn't need it.

MattMontgomery
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:43 PM
She's awesome, I love reading her tweets as well.

MattMontgomery
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:46 PM
This is how I am with Serena! I don't get it either... I think she's so funny and cool, but I never really root for her - perhaps because she's won so much already, and is such an indomitable competitor that it's almost like she doesn't need it.

This.

I adore Serena, but for some reason I don't root for her... Well maybe if she's against Wozniacki or something.

Lin Lin
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:39 PM
Sveta:awww:

I hope chinese Anta or Peak or Erke could sponsor her a bit:awww:

eck
Jan 24th, 2011, 12:06 AM
:lol: Sexlana :hug:
She was on fire right off the bat.

Brilliant PC. She's probably still disappointed, but she should feel proud. :hug:
:lol: @ saying Justine gives her headache :o