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2002 US OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

NEW YORK CITY

September 8, 2002

M. KIRILLENKO/B. Strycova
6-4, 6-4

An interview with:

MARIA KIRILLENKO

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Well done, congratulations.

MARIA KIRILLENKO: Sorry?

Q. How do you feel inside? You must be very happy.

MARIA KIRILLENKO: Excuse me, but I don't speak English very well.

Q. I'll go more slowly. How do you feel inside?

MARIA KIRILLENKO: Yes, I'm very happy that I won this tournament. This is my first Grand Slam junior title, and I happy that I won.

Q. Is it like a dream?

MARIA KIRILLENKO: Huh?

Q. Like a dream.

MARIA KIRILLENKO: OK.

Q. You played amazing tennis this week. You've played very, very good tennis this week.

MARIA KIRILLENKO: Yes, yeah.

Q. Did you expect to play like that?

MARIA KIRILLENKO: Tennis is game.

Q. Were you playing good before the US Open?

MARIA KIRILLENKO: Yes, I did play Roland Garros, Wimbledon. Roland Garros I lost in second round, and Wimbledon I was in semifinal. This is my third Grand Slam. And I won.

Q. So you've been getting better?

MARIA KIRILLENKO: Better, yes, yes.

Q. Were you afraid of playing Strycova? Were you nervous?

MARIA KIRILLENKO: Yes, I did play her this year in Milan, and I lost semifinal 6-3, 7-5. And now I won.

Q. Were you nervous? Were you a bit scared frightened?

MARIA KIRILLENKO: No, I don't get nervous, thank you.

Q. You had nothing to lose?

MARIA KIRILLENKO: Huh?

Q. You had nothing to lose?

MARIA KIRILLENKO: OK, thanks.
 

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Awwwwe, how cute! :D
 

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Glenn said:
Q. You had nothing to lose?

MARIA KIRILLENKO: Huh?

Q. You had nothing to lose?

MARIA KIRILLENKO: OK, thanks.
Too cute :D !

But really, they could have just let them speak in their own language and hire a translator ... those kids have to do press conferences and then even in a foreign language.
 

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but this girl tries at least :eek:

I know a certain male player who should take an example of that;)
 

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coria. he was cute in his interview like saying verkerk was a good human being and so but still her speaks spanish all time :eek:
 

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I found this particularly funny:

Q. Did you expect to play like that?

MARIA KIRILLENKO: Tennis is game.
 

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Unlike another young Maria, Miss "Kirilenkova" hasn't "gone Florida" and become a budding international celebrity yet. (No disrespect to Sharky, who has all the tools and seems very much on an even keel).
 

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;) OMG..i think she really dont get what the moderator was asking her..she did not asnwer half of the questions that had been asked..
maybe she's still young.. :bounce:
 

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Cute:D
 
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