'This is the best day of my life! Coming into the event I had a good tournament in Canada but that was it, I never expected to win the US Open! As I came through the draw, I grew in confidence and in the semi final against Misa I knew I was going to win because I have her number but in the final I really expected Jelena to dominate but I was so pumped and played a perfect set of tennis in the first set and wanted to keep it up but Jelena improved and made the second set a real challenge but I was so focused on getting the victory. I would like to thank my coach for the great work he has done in the last couple of weeks to make me into a grand slam champion. I would also like to thank the tour organiser, the rest of the players and the crowd for all their support. But my biggest thank you goes to NATHALIE DECHY. With out her this wouldnt ahve been possible. She is my idol as she is to thousands of others. '