March 25, 2001
THE ERICSSON OPEN
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. How did you feel about that match?
SERENA WILLIAMS: That one was okay. Not too excited about it.
Q. You just weren't --?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Not too pleased about that match.
Q. Weren't really in a groove in the first set?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, I wasn't -- I don't think I was in the groove in the first set. I didn't get the hang of her game. I made uh, way too many errors. It's kind of scary, the way I played.
Q. You talked about the last opponent's unorthodox style of play. Is that the same kind of thing?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, I think these new people that are playing are hitting a lot more spin and trying to get the balls out of my strike zone, et cetera. I'm getting used to it, but it's getting a little better.
Q. Is it good to have matches like this so early?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, it is actually, it's good. Usually when I play a tough match, I'm much more ready to go in the next round. So I feel that I'm definitely a lot more ready because I had too easy of a match the other night.
Q. When is your water coming out?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Oh, it's coming out pretty soon. You can talk to my dad more about that, yeah. He's the main guy behind it.
SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah. Talk with my dad about that. (Laughter.)
Q. Are you going to watch your sister play?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Oh, yeah. Great. Perfect. Thanks.
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