Simona:I'm happy I could win today also. The weather was difficult, the humidity was high and I was sweating a lot. It wasn't easy to play, but i'm happy I can play tomorrow lso.
Simona:I think it was the fatigue that showed up a bit on me (2nd set), my hands and my feet were tired, but I managed to return the serves very good and to make that last break. It was a difficult moment, but I managed to stay focused and to win the last game.
It was a difficult match, my opponent played well, she's a fighter and played until the last ball, she knew it was goint to be a difficult match. It was a bit difficult at the end of the match, but i managed to stay calm and to finish well.
Simona: It means a lot to me to play at home. If it were someplace else, I wouldn't have played, because i'm tired and i hope to go as far as i can here.
Tecau: Good tournament. I'm happy the fans came to see Simona. It's important for a player to play in front of a full arena.
Simona (about Krunic): I haven't played against her yet, I don't know her, I didn't see her play, but I've heard she's a good player. At this level, most of the players are strong.
Simona: I'm very happy i can play here at home, that i've won today, in straight sets, there were many fans, very warm to me, they supported me a lot and i hope that tomorrow they'll also come to be support us.
Reporter: How is it to relax from time to time?
Simona: It's nice, of course. Always a party is nice, i'm happy to be here with the people from tennis, and to be in this tournament, the first WTA in our country.
Reporter: What are your plans for this year?
Simona: Right now, i'm in this tournament, i only want to think about it, after that i'll take a small vacation to relax and then go for the HC season in America. There are difficult tournaments, but my dream is to go to Singapore.
Reporter: Among the fans, there was also Nadia Comaneci.
Simona: She was also in Wimbledon in the 2nd round, i'm happy she's with me and she'll come also tomorrow. I hope I won't have emotions. I hope mister Tiriac won't come, because then i'll have emotions
Reporter: Why? He was here today
Simona: I didn't see him.
Reporter: Why are you nervous when mister Tiriac comes to see you?
Simona: I was joking.
Reporter: At RG, he was very upset after the final. He was sure you would win that match.
Simona: I was very close to win that match, but I don't think he was that upset.
Reporter: Are you ok physically? Did you felt any pain?
Simona: I didn't feel any pain, i'm ok.
Reporter: The fans stayed to see you even if it rained today.
Simona: Yes, I thank them a lot, they were very special and i hope tomorrow they will be here also.
Reporter: How is you opponent in the next round?
Simona: She's difficult, i played against her in Madrid, it will be a very difficult match.
Simona: Many people were here to see me. It means a alot to me to play at home, if this tournament were someplace else, I wouldn't have played because i'm tired and i come from Wimbledon from grass, but being at home, I'm playing in this tournament with all my heart and I hope to go as far as I can here.
Simona: I'm not very used to wearing dresses, but it's always a nice thing to be elegant
He (Marcel Pavel) sang "Frumoasa mea", because it's a song I have listened since I was 10yo.
Netherlands (about football), I can say I feel something more for this team, because I won a tournament there last year.