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THE LIPTON CHAMPIONSHIPS'94
Key Biscayne, FL
March 13, 1994
G. SABATINI/C. Rubin
AN INTERVIEW WITH
CHANDA RUBIN: Hello.
Q. Were you nervous?
CHANDA RUBIN: Still thinking about it, really. I think I was. I think I was more today, but I just didn't know. I wasn't even sure what I was doing; just disappointed but I am still thinking about it. I haven't really gone through the whole match.
Q. Was it the largeness of the stadium, the crowd?
CHANDA RUBIN: Well, no, I don't think it was that. I played on center court a few times and I played before crowds. I just think it was me. Didn't have anything to do with the crowd, I don't think.
Q. How did you prepare for the match today; anything different than you normally do?
CHANDA RUBIN: No.
Q. Just didn't bring any tools today to work with?
CHANDA RUBIN: Just wasn't quite there.
Q. Would it have been to your advantage to try to get into some long rallies just to get into to feel the ball a bit better?
CHANDA RUBIN: I think we did. I think I lost most of them. I was definitely-- towards the second set I was thinking, trying to keep a few balls in play, just hit with her a little bit, but I just felt like even when I started doing that, just wasn't hitting my shots and just, you know, didn't really have anything, anything to hurt her with. I just felt like I was just out there trying to rally and keep a few balls in play, so.
Q. What did your coach say to you after the match?
CHANDA RUBIN: Basically, just came off, so --
Q. Did you learn anything out there today?
CHANDA RUBIN: I hope so. I mean, you are always learning, I think. I mean, I just -- I definitely think I just need to keep playing these matches and going out, going after the player and I don't think I did that today, just what you have to do against top players. I think I definitely need to keep playing a few more when I get into these rounds, so --
Q. Thank you.
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