Q. You must be pretty disappointed given
you played her well in the past.
BARBARA SCHETT: Yes, I think so, too. I
think I never found my rhythm today and I really expected that it was going to
be a tougher match than just being out on the court for 45 minutes or something
like that. So maybe I wanted it too much today and, as I said, I never found my
rhythm today, especially my serve was really bad, and without a serve you can't
beat the No. 1, for sure.
Q. How do you think she's playing?
BARBARA SCHETT: Well, she didn't have to
do too much today. I think I missed a lot of shots and she's playing very
consistently, I think, as always. I give her a good chance to win the
Q. Were you nervous today?
BARBARA SCHETT: No, not at all. I was
really -- when I was warming up, I really was feeling good and I was happy to
play against her today. I was feeling really great. But when I was out on the
court, I just didn't feel the ball anymore. I had no rhythm at all.
Q. Barbara, where do you go from here?
BARBARA SCHETT: To Hilton Head. I'm
starting tomorrow practicing on clay, and Friday we are going to go to Hilton
Q. Having come so close to beating her
before, do you think that maybe that you got a little bit -- you were expecting
a little bit too much?
BARBARA SCHETT: Yes, I think that was the
problem today. I really stepped out on the court and thought I'm going to beat
her today and I wanted it a little bit too much, I think. When I think about
Sydney, I was going out on the court and thought I'm going to lose, and I was
really relaxed, then I almost beat her. And today I was exactly the opposite
side and I'll never do that again, I think, to go out on the court and be sure
that I'll beat someone.
Q. At what point did you think that this
wasn't really going to be your day at all?
BARBARA SCHETT: Actually already after
the second game I thought it. Yes, I didn't -- I never felt that I have my
rhythm and with the serve, I really tried in the second set again. I thought it
is a new start, just give it a try, but I never felt right. I was missing so
much and it was not my day. It happens in tennis. That's why it's so
interesting, I think.
Q. Who do you think is going to win this
BARBARA SCHETT: Well, that's a difficult
question. I think Martina has definitely a very good chance, but there is
Lindsay and Serena, Venus and Steffi, so I really -- it's hard to say. It is
going to be very interesting. I think nobody can say who is going to win this
MIKE BROEKER: Last question, please.
Q. What does she do out there that made
it so difficult to play today?
BARBARA SCHETT: Well, she didn't do --
she didn't have to do too much, I think. She was just not missing. I think she
was -- it was me. I made too many mistakes. She didn't have to do too much, I
think, today. That was the problem.