If I lose the first set, I still have two more. Let's not make a drama, you know.
Who would I think is the favorite? Well, to be honest, I think the top players. We are all very close, very equal.
When you're tired, you say, 'Hey, I need to rest from tennis or something.'
When you win, everything is so beautiful, and when you don't, it's not, so everything is darker.
I think I'm always nervous, even if I play not on the center court.
All I want is to win matches, and the ranking sooner or later will come.
The best thing is being part of history and achieving something you've dreamed of.
A lot of people were saying, 'I think you will play good on grass,' and I'm like, 'There's no way. I hate grass. I'm horrible.'
I've said before that when you win, people think it's so easy, but it's not so easy to handle it, and probably I expect myself to always play so good.
I started in a very small tennis club in a South American country where I never thought about becoming the best tennis player.
It's so rewarding to succeed in what you like to do that you don't really think about what you have to give up.
I prefer to be hunted compared to the other way around... I don't know how you say it.
It is hard because I have played since I was three years old, and everything is tennis, tennis. I am super-passionate about it. And I love it. But I always like to cook, I listen to music. I just try to be like a regular girl.
It's difficult to always perform well, to always go on the court and win and hit great shots. It takes a lot of time and a long learning process.
With time, I've got more used to grass, and I think my style of game helps.
After you win, people expect you to always play so good. When that doesn't happen, it's hard to deal with.
I was always following my brothers. If my brothers hadn't played, I never would have picked up a racket. Tennis isn't the most popular sport in Venezuela.
You can have a couple of games where you play bad or very good. I think I'm a type of player that days before I know how I feel, if I'm playing good, if I'm playing bad. This is not like lottery here.
I learned that if you want something, you've got to really go for it, try to put the nerves aside.
The first tournament I ever played, I won. I was six years old.
I think people have this love-hate relationship with tennis. I also feel like that.
I try to focus on more winning matches here and try to go forward rather than the ranking because is the first step, to win matches, getting far in tournament, and we see after.
I used to either lose in my first or second match or I would go very far in the tournament. So I've been saying to myself, 'Come on, you've got to get through these first two matches. They're very tough. Because afterwards you feel different.' So I'm really putting my energy into getting through to those later rounds.
I like to have bright colors and to feel feminine on the court.
The tough matches never go my way, so I want to change that.
I don't know a lot of people who achieve what they have really dreamed of as a little girl.
I'm happy that once again I see myself winning a Grand Slam, something that is so hard to do.
It's a great thing to have: that pressure everywhere you go, that responsibility. I think it's good to have it.
The problem we have in the WTA circuit is that the girls do not have a good relationship because we play against each other, and it's a sport.
Tennis is what I've always wanted to do, so it is my dream to be on top.
For me, it has an extra value to be able to beat the Williams sisters in the finals, because they are just so good. For me, it's proof of being literally the best player in the tournament.
I'm used to putting so many things aside to be able to compete.
I couldn't be accepted into tennis school because I was too young. I had to wait a year until I was four before they'd accept me.
If we push for the children to know tennis, they have the chance to like it.
To be able to make other girls play - and hopefully in Latin America as well - is very important to me.
I didn't play juniors, really. I only played Roland Garros juniors and maybe some European tournaments.
When a kid comes next to you, and she's like 'Ooh, one day I want to be like you!' you're like 'Wow, that's so nice to hear!'
It's like if you have a bad day and you don't change your mindset, even if you go to buy bread at the supermarket, like, everything is so bad. It happens. I'm very negative. You have to change it.
If you want to be one of the best players, everything is hard.
When you're a kid and practice on clay, you're always, 'Oh, I wish I could win Roland Garros.'
I didn't do anything special after the French Open, after winning the tournament. I just had a nice dinner with my team and family, but I was so exhausted that I went to sleep early and couldn't stay up.
I just think I play better in the greater scenarios. I just get motivated. I like the big crowds on the centre courts.