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Quotable Quotes... Agnieszka Radwanska

First Grand Slam final and new World No.2 - it was a fortnight to remember for Aga...

Published July 08, 2012 12:00

Quotable Quotes... Agnieszka Radwanska
Agnieszka Radwanska

LONDON, England - She may not have won the title but she was the first Polish player in the Open Era to reach a Grand Slam final, she pushed one of the all-time greatest grass court players to three sets and she's now in the Top 2 - what did Agnieszka Radwanska say about her fortnight afterwards?

On the early stages of the match...
"First of all, I was a little bit nervous in the beginning, especially being in my first final. I think I just wanted too much a little bit. I think the break was better for me just to cool down a little bit. When we went on court the second time I felt like it was a normal match. It didn't seem like a final anymore, so there wasn't that much pressure. From there I just tried to do everything, tried to play good tennis, and I think it was a great match. She was playing really well today."

On the rain delay...
"There wasn't much break between those two sets, but I relaxed a little bit - like I said before, I was a bit nervous in the beginning of the match. So it was a couple of minutes of rest for me, just to cool down and start over again."

On playing herself into the match in the second set...
"Well, it's the final of a Grand Slam, so you fight until the end and you're not giving up. Even when you're 60 40 down. There's always a chance to win. This is tennis, this is sport, so you can always start to play better and come back.

"In the end she just played much better. She started to be very focused each point, played some good rallies and some really great shots in the end."

On Serena...
"She's a great champion. She was serving very well today. So many aces and I couldn't do much about it. I really had my chances though, and I took the second set, but I think she was just too good in the important moments in the third set, so it was too hard for me to come back. But that's her weapon, the serve - that's why she has won this tournament five times already."

On her fortnight...
"Like I said on the court, these have been the best two weeks of my life. When practicing and playing tennis all your life, I think it's a dream for everyone to be in the final. So for sure I'm just very happy. Of course it's always disappointing to lose, especially after such a tough match, but I'm so happy about my final."

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