August 18, 2004
ATHENS, GREECE, A. MAURESMO/C. Rubin
THE MODERATOR: Questions.
Q. Amelie, that was a good win. You were ahead from the beginning. Happy with that?
AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, very soon in that first set I was able to break her and that made it a little easier for me. Yeah, I was feeling very comfortable on the court again. Just the way I played in my first two matches, you know, taking control and I really was focusing on the big points. It went well.
Q. During the match, you picked up a rash of some sort. What is that about, a skin problem?
AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah. I don't know really how to say in English, but I had some eruptions of rash or hives. I don't know how you say. Yeah, skin problem. I had that a couple days ago in warm-up before my doubles match. Today in that second set, I couldn't really focus on what I had to do. But, you know, I think everything is going to be fine tonight and better tomorrow.
Q. You pulled out of the doubles.
AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah.
Q. But I assume this won't affect your singles?
AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, I really was in a big crisis after the singles, not being able to go back out there on the court and play the doubles. But, you know, again, I have tonight and the rest of the day for tomorrow to recover before the evening session. So hopefully it will be fine.
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