These were the moments when I was disappointed and frustrated, when I got so low because it seemed all my hard work had been wasted. But the moments passed, and the motivation to go back to rehab was there again.
Physically, I feel extremely well, perhaps fitter than ever.
I know that I'm going to have to work hard, keep working hard, and not because of this victory think, 'I'm back.' I don't think like that. I'll definitely work hard. Things are not going to be easy. I might lose first round next week. You never know.
All my time in rehab has made me appreciate tennis more than ever.
When I was younger I used to be devastated if I would lose.
I have a daughter and a family.
Obviously I'm very disappointed. I trained very hard this summer and felt in a good shape to play the U.S. Open.
It makes you also realize, 'OK, I'm excited to play tennis, and I work really hard to be the best tennis player I think I can be,' but I don't waste my time on stupid stuff, you know what I mean.
I would love to do well one last time in Melbourne and my dream would be to win Wimbledon and play in the London Olympics.
I said in my mind, 'keep fighting.'
I'm happy I was able to stick through it and was being very disciplined with what I had to do, because I know eventually hard work will pay off. It's only a matter of now just trying to make sure I get matches under my belt and I feel more and more comfortable playing matches.
I've been practicing for a while now and physically trying to get in better shape as well after the injuries.
There have been many moments over the last year when I thought it was all over.
I am happy to have played a match and break the rhythm of daily training.
I've worked really hard, but it's definitely not been easy.
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