September 4, 1998
FLUSHING MEADOWS, NEW YORK, M. HINGIS/A. Mauresmo 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Q. Did you and Martina ever play in the juniors?
AMELIE MAURESMO: No, never.
Q. Had you ever been on a court with her until a month ago?
AMELIE MAURESMO: No. I don't think so.
Q. So you really didn't know each other at all?
AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, we knew each other, but didn't really play against each other at practice or anything like that.
Q. You were -- when you played her a few weeks ago you were up a set and 4-1. Today you won the first set. What happens both to you and to her in that situation?
AMELIE MAURESMO: Last time she played I was up 4-1 in the second set, but I think she came back well. She didn't give up, so it was tough for me, but I think she employed a good match. And today, physically, I had a little breakdown in the second set, beginning of second set, I went through a tough situation physically so she took the -- how do you say, she took the lead.
Q. What do you mean "tough physically," cramping?
AMELIE MAURESMO: No, no, no.
Q. You were tired?
AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, a little bit. I went through a little bit of pain.
Q. Was it your legs or your --
AMELIE MAURESMO: It was everything, mental, legs, everything. Just, I don't know, it is like -- how do you say that? Just after the first set had a few bad moments.
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