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February 13, 2021

Anett Kontaveit

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Press Conference

S. ROGERS/A. Kontaveit

6-4, 6-3

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. It was a tough game this evening. Can you talk us through the match.

ANETT KONTAVEIT: Yeah, you know, I think I started well, but, you know, I think Shelby had a slow start, but then she came back and she was playing really good tennis and playing really aggressive.

You know, I think, you know, she played a very good match. Yeah, I felt like I didn't have as much in the tank as I did before.

Q. I think you were just one of two players left in the women's draw today who were in the whole hard quarantine group. I think only one player from the hard quarantine group, Brady, made the fourth round.


Q. Doesn't sound like a coincidence. How tough of a challenge was it to play this tournament after that? How much of an impact do you think it had on the tournament as a whole, not just for you, but for the whole field?

ANETT KONTAVEIT: I mean, there is no escaping the fact that we were in the room for two weeks before a slam (smiling). I mean, that's not how you prepare for a slam. But, I mean, I'm surprised how well I actually did and how I came, but I did feel like with every match -- and I played quite a few also in the lead-up tournament -- so I felt like with every match I was getting more and more worn out.

Q. Is there anything you think you could have done differently or this was just what it was going to be?

ANETT KONTAVEIT: Well, I did as much as I could. I mean, I got treatment every day. I really did as much as I could. And, you know, Shelby, I don't want to really take it away from her, I think she played a great match and she really deserved to win today. Yeah, but it's a difficult situation (smiling).

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