This is what she had to say about...

...her feelings going into the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix:
“I’m really happy to be back here in Stuttgart. I feel like I have been practicing well and hope I can have a good week here.”

...the transition from hard courts to clay:
“This year the transition from hard to clay was smoother as I didn’t play Billie Jean King Cup. I didn’t have the quick turnaround, so I feeI I had more time to prepare.”

...her results on the various surfaces:
“My favourite surfaces are both hard court and clay. I’m really optimistic and obviously the goal is to win the French Open. But currently I’m focussed on Stuttgart and hope to play well here and win.”

...her feeling after her Wimbledon exit and the US Open win:
“I was feeling terrible after Wimbledon and was thinking I just need to get though the year somehow. My eyes were on the Australian Open. Despite the low expectations, I found my rhythm again and built up my confidence which eventually led to my US Open win.”

...her favourite Grand Slams:
“The US Open was always the main one just because it’s in my home country. But, I’d love to win the French Open because Paris is like a second home to me.”

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