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Quotable Quotes: Li Na

From her thoughts on the match to the giggles and the music festival that's been keeping some up at night, here are Li Na's final thoughts from this year's Sony Open Tennis in Miami...

Published March 29, 2014 12:13

MIAMI, FL, USA - Li Na was asked about all kinds of things in her post-match press conference after the Sony Open Tennis final on Saturday afternoon - here's a taste of what the World No.2 said...

On what happened after she had the 5-2 lead in the first set...
"I don't think I was playing badly, she just started playing a little bit better after she was 5-2 down. I don't think I had the wrong game plan today or played wrong - I think it was still a pretty good match. And I was trying so many things today, like coming to the net more, so it's not bad, really."

On not using on-court coaching during the match...
"I think Carlos trusts me a lot, and I also trust myself, so I think I'm strong enough not to use that. We already decided before the tournament started that we wouldn't use on-court coaching at all."

On why she and Serena were giggling during the trophy ceremony...
"We were saying to each other that for sure before the match people were saying, 'Oh, two old women are coming to the final.' So yeah, we were laughing a little bit about our age, that's all."

And whether she feels old at all...
"I feel a little bit heavy right now, but no, no feelings like that at all.

"I'm a young 32. And I feel like tennis has changed a little bit now because it's not only about your technique, it's more mental and physical too, and I'm taking care of myself well and know what I have to do before I come to the court. So maybe that's why I've been doing well these couple of years."

On her goals for the clay court season...
"I'll try to do better than last year, because last year I was pretty confident coming to the clay court season, and I only did well in the first tournament and lost early at the others. So we'll see."

On the music festival that made it a noisy stay for her in Miami...
"Yeah, I think they started last night, right? I was thinking, 'I'm so lucky only one more night.' Otherwise I would have left. Yesterday I had the day off and I saw so many young kids with strange clothes - I looked at them and was like, 'Wow, we are really old. Maybe this is the fashion now.'"

And on whether she thought of joining them...
"No. Come on. I'm old enough."

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