October 19, 2022
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
L. SAMSONOVA/A. Sabalenka
6-4, 2-6, 6-2
THE MODERATOR: Tough match today. Can you share your thoughts.
ARYNA SABALENKA: Yeah, it was not the best match I played. It is how it is. That's it (smiling).
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. Which aspects of your game and your decisions do you have to make in order to return to the second ranking place?
ARYNA SABALENKA: I think I'm on the right way. It's just a matter of time.
Q. Are you planning to add different tools or special things to your training?
ARYNA SABALENKA: Well, we are work on it and we are always speak with my team about what we have to improve, what we can do better.
So probably I will change couple of things.
Q. Did the altitude and the weather affect your performance today?
ARYNA SABALENKA: Maybe a little bit. Yeah, I would say that the first rounds, it's interesting games. Everyone trying to adjust. That's why all the mistakes.
Q. You're gone so early. How do you feel about that? What do you say about Guadalajara?
ARYNA SABALENKA: Well, yeah, I love to play here. I think I have the support here. That's why I'm really disappointed I lost this match because I really wanted to stay longer here. I really wanted to feel this atmosphere for a little bit longer.
But, yeah, whatever...
Q. Will you add this tournament to your next schedule season if it is possible that the WTA repeats this 1000?
ARYNA SABALENKA: I don't want to look so far. I really like to be here. If it's going to fit my schedule, of course I would like to come back here one more time. Probably more (smiling).
Q. I know you like reading books. I would like you to give us an example of books that you are reading right now.
ARYNA SABALENKA: The last one I finished was 'The Alchemist', Paul Coehlo. Right now I'm reading 'The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo'. I'm not sure if it translate in English, if it's same in Russian version.
This is the last two books I read.
Q. What makes tennis a multi-disciplinary sport nowadays?
ARYNA SABALENKA: Everyone is really strong physically and everyone have huge, big team. Yeah, like, you have to always improve.
But I think it was the same before, and now it will be the same in the future. You always have to work and improve.
Q. You are a photography fan also. How would you like to grow this bond? Do you have any plans with photography?
ARYNA SABALENKA: Well, I like to modeling. I didn't think about that yet, but...
ARYNA SABALENKA: Maybe. Who knows (smiling).
I want to focus on tennis.
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