September 4, 2003
NEW YORK CITY
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. Longest day, huh? Long day?
FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE: Yeah.
Q. How much was your physical condition affected by playing two matches in one day like that?
FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE: A lot, a lot, yeah. Because I try to do my best. I was there. But to prepare a match so important, so difficult against Jennifer, I need time, I need rest, I need tactic and everything. Very big concentrate. So today was very tough.
Q. You think it was fair you had to play the two matches in one day?
FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE: Yes.
Q. Why? Why was it fair?
FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE: It was fair because you don't have a lot of energy to came back, you know. So you need to have time.
Q. I'm sorry. So do you think you should have played?
FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE: I'm sorry.
Q. My fault.
FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE: No, my fault. No. I think that if there is a possibility to go -- to don't finish the Sunday -- or Saturday and go one day more, it could be better. But I know the television, a lot of things I can't control. But it's okay. It's okay. Next time, I will work to go to the semifinal (laughing). I did two quarterfinal. Now I have more experience. Now I know how I feel during a match like this.
Q. So as the day finishes, are you more happy that you beat Sugiyama, or more sad that you lost to Capriati?
FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE: No, I am -- I say that I am really full of energy and very happy. I won a great match, really a great match with Sugiyama. Now, I can say that I can do more with Jennifer. I need to understand (smiling). For now, I don't understand very well.
Q. What did you think when there was a delay from the umpire being injured?
FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE: Sorry?
Q. When the umpire was hurt during the match against Sugiyama.
FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE: Oh, yeah, I say already in the last interview. I said everything. Was very professional because she didn't stop, she try to continue the play. It can happen. It can happen, it can happen.
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