" It's very meaningful to come back as a defending champion. It means you have done something pretty good, and you're coming back into that position and you're trying to defend it "
" During that match, I felt like I retrieved many balls back. I made her play. I felt like I was really in the game ... And I didn't feel like she was that much better than me at that time during that match -- despite all her success on clay, and I didn't have much. So, yeah, maybe that was a moment where I felt like, you know, I would have a chance one day. "