Q. I take it the rust didn't hurt
too much out there?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah, after a couple of close games
and a few break points, certainly started to concentrate a bit
better. And, you know, I didn't want to focus on the fact I
hadn't played a lot of matches. Just wanted to focus on just
what was ahead of me and really concentrate and, you know, be
aggressive. I also never faced her before again. So it
was just one of those matches where I didn't try to worry about her
too much. I just tried to, you know, think about what I had
Q. You have now gotten a double
bagel win at every slam. It completes your double bagel slam
or calendar slam. Is that something you're proud of?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I don't think that's very relative
to anything. (Laughter.) You know, when you're out there
and playing, you're just focusing on every point and every game and
trying to win as many as you can, and today was just a good
Q. You don't get any extra satisfaction out of
MARIA SHARAPOVA: No, if you win 7‑6 in the third, you still
won the match.
Q. Did you take anything from today
as far as what you want to work on maybe the next couple of days as
far as you felt like you did something really well or that you
weren't necessarily happy with?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I always do, because it's tough to
feel completely satisfied. You always want to improve on
things and work on certain things that you feel will help you in
the later rounds certainly towards the end of the second
week. But, yeah, overall I was happy with the way I started,
considering I didn't play any matches coming in.
Q. You got through round one in 55
minutes without losing a game. Must be a wonderful feeling
for you. Are you already aware that Venus Williams played
five more minutes and lost only one game?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I don't really think time matters
and the scorelines; we both went out to play matches today and we
both won. That's the bottom line.
Q. You aren't aware that you may
have to face her in the third round?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I have seen the draw, yes.
Q. On the court it's cold or hot?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Cold or hot?
Q. What's your feeling?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: You were there. Did you
Q. Yeah, I watched.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Was it cold or hot?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Cold? It's probably warmer
when you're playing. I felt pretty good, much colder than the