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September 4, 2003

Francesca Schiavone


THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Longest day, huh? Long day?


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?


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?


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?


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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