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Venus Williams – Thursday, March 14, 2019

by BNP Paribas Open

A. KERBER/V. Williams
7-6, 6-3

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. It looked like it was one of those matches where you were doing the best you could with what you had tonight? What do you think was the difference?

VENUS WILLIAMS: Yeah, I did the best I could.

Q. In terms of her ability to adjust to what you were doing, did you kind of sense anything there?

VENUS WILLIAMS: I mean, she’s won a lot of matches. She knows how to survive.

Q. Just the run and the success in Indian Wells, what does it mean for you, going forward to Miami?

VENUS WILLIAMS: Yeah, I mean, I played the best I could here. So I’ve got to get focused on the next event.

Q. Are you concerned at all in terms of recovery for the next tournament?

VENUS WILLIAMS: It’s all too soon.

Q. You have had a wonderfully successful athletic career, you have a college degree, you have a design business, a large, loving family, lovely home. You have so many things nobody could ever dream of, yet the other night you said you had no life. How do you figure?

VENUS WILLIAMS: I said what I said.

Q. In Miami of course they are going to have a new venue. What will you miss most about Key Biscayne?

VENUS WILLIAMS: I grew up watching the matches there as a kid, went there as a kid and played there as a kid.

But I welcome new experiences, as well.

Q. Considering your connection to the Dolphins, what do you think it will be like playing in an NFL stadium?

VENUS WILLIAMS: I haven’t even seen the facility, so I have no idea.

Q. When you play on new courts for the first time, does that affect your practice? How do you get to know the new space?

VENUS WILLIAMS: If the court is challenging to play on, yeah. But I think at this level everybody adjusts pretty quickly.

FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports
Rev #1 by #366 at 2019-03-15 02:06:00 GMT

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