Q. Sveta,to get to this point where you go back to Moscow and you start putting things together, what was really the most important thing? Taking pressure off? Not worrying about winning? Believing more in yourself? Being more independent?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I came back to Moscow, and I had so many people telling me, You wouldn't be able to play here. You are not able to train here, because it's too much information; it's too much destruction, too much night life or whatever.
And once ‑‑ yeah,here we go. In Olympic Games, I really had tough times because I lost first round. It was big one for me, you know. I was not ready because the schedule was so hard.
I had my friends, basketball players, the girls, they asked me ‑‑ I asked them if they wanted to go to see tennis. They said yes. They came to the club, and they told me they saw Roger and they say, Can we have picture with him? And I was like, You know how I love Roger,and I never came to him myself asking him for picture. I never did.
For me, it's better to do something for other people than for myself. So I did go to him and say, Can you do the picture? So while I was looking at him and, he was looking at me and said, What do you want?
But, you know, me for me it was big,because I never ‑‑ like I knew once he said he likes my tennis and stuff. I also appreciate. I didn't believe it, but... (laughter.)
Yeah, because they said Roger said that. I said, Where? Show me this, because I won't believe what you're saying. He was very nice. He did picture with the girls. I had a talk with him like for 10 minutes,and I never spoken to him before. I was talking to him about the problems I had.
He was listening, and said, Look, I want to move from Spain. I want to go to Russia. Everybody telling me this. I don't know what to do. He say, Look, you can only depend on yourself. You can control it. If you can concentrate and live in Moscow, do this. If you cannot, only you can judge, you know. Only God I say can judge us. You know, this is it.
Q. What would it mean if he (Roger) would win for you?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I was thinking a little bit about it. You know, it means a lot to me if Roger wins and I win. I think when I won the US Open I think he also won.
Definitely I would go for him totally, but I don't think matter if I'm here or not. It doesn't matter. I would be happy for him anyway.