ANASTASIJA SEVASTOVA: „IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST MATCHES I'VE HAD RECENTLY"
ANASTASIJA SEVASTOVA: „IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST MATCHES I'VE HAD RECENTLY"

- Was the match easy?

- Yes, the result seems easy, but I think it was one of the best matches I've had recently. Both in terms of concentration and mentality, and how I acted and played. Finally I was able to move normally and continue playing.

- Do you feel well after the tournament in Bucharest?

- Yes, now I feel a lot better. It was clear, that now I was moving better than in Bucharest. There are some problems with my body, but everything is under control. It was my first match today, and now I'm also ready to play tomorrow.

- How do you like the court? How is it playing here?

- It's cool. I really like to play here, especially because it's home. When I was playing in Bucharest two weeks ago, everyone was rooting against me, but now... (laughter) ... yes, now it's a big court and everyone is supporting you. It's a true joy to play and I enjoy the courts.

- Tell me about the meaning of spectators. You mentioned that quite a lot after the game.

- Yes, the crowd was amazing. As I said – it was the complete opposite in Bucharest. Of course, there is stress and anxiety, because I wanted to win and show my best game. Yes, I think it was a good start. Tommorow is another game and I have to play it well.

- What can you say about Dalila Jakupovic?

- Last year we had a match that lasted 3 hours. That one was in Bucharest, and there was a chance of losing it. The match gave me confidence, that I can win it. I think it was 0-3 in third set. It's not going to be easy. I will have to fight – she's fast and she likes to play on clay. I know her, and I know how to play.

- When was the last time you played in a tournament in "Lielupe"?

- I was talking with Diana Marcinkevica and she said, that we played together that time. I think it could have been one of the Latvian championships.

- How did the wind influence this game?

- It didn't. There was no wind. There was something, but not really. (laughter) This year I got to play in the wind, and believe me, that wasn't it.

- Why did you choose not to play in doubles? Did you even consider it?

- I didn't. I have few small injuries, and you have to get physically ready. It needs time to recover. Also, after Jurmala I have to play on hard right away. I don't want to be held back here. I will play singles and hopefully win. If I lose, then at least on hard.

- What's your plan for the next 20 hours until the tomorrow's game?

- Now I want something to eat (laughter). I'll go back to the hotel, and, hopefully, I will be able to sleep. Nothing special, really. Tomorrow at five I'll have a warm up and then I just have to play.

- In terms of organisation, do you feel like in any tournament you've been to? How is the road from hotel to courts every day?

- It's quite some time on the road – 30-40 minutes, but in terms of organisation everything is super. They are doing a great job. It's nice to live in Riga, and it doesn't really have any influence.

- How did you like the event for players yesterday?

- I had never been at "36. līnija". It was nice – I had some good food and afterwards I just drove home.