Maybe history was a motivation, but with her fans cheering her on, how could she not be pumped up?
Kimiko Date-Krumm made history - the oldest woman into the third round at Wimbledon in the Open Era.
And her legions of fans - Japanese fans and supporters around the world - all congratulated her.
The Japanese icon has an even bigger challenge next, as World No.1 Serena Williams awaits next round.
And Date-Krumm wasn't the only WTA star with a large cheering section on the first Thursday...
Australian trailblazer Samantha Stosur had all kinds of support from the stands during her victory.
Another trailblazer, China's Li Na, stood up against a tough draw and beat Simona Halep in three.
Petra Martic won a tight first set then rolled in the second to defeat Karolina Pliskova, 76(7) 61.
Pliskova had taken out the No.13 seed, Nadia Petrova, in her first round match two days back.
No.18 seed Dominika Cibulkova - a quarterfinalist here in 2011 - rolled with the loss of one game.
No.32 seed Klara Zakopalova beat German teenager Annika Beck to set up a third round with Li Na.
Marina Erakovic beat No.24 seed Peng Shuai to make her second straight third round at a Grand Slam.
Meanwhile, Maria Sharapova, who was ousted on Wednesday, checked Grigor Dimitrov's match out.
Mathilde Johansson had never beaten a Top 20 player, and the World No.4 wouldn't let that wall fall.
A finalist here last year, Agnieszka Radwanska beat the Frenchwoman in straights on Centre, 61 63.