She did what she does well.
She dictated the match from the very first ball till the very
last one. I think she just showed her true qualities and why she’s
a five-time champion here, just a true champion that she is. It was very difficult for me to
get a good foothold in the match. The few opportunities that
I did get, she did incredibly well to take them away from me. I don’t think I did too
much wrong out there. I think it was all credit to her. Konta Mania, I didn’t hear that before. Well, I guess it’s just incredibly
humbling. It’s something that is greater than me and obviously
just my focus on my match and my performance, and trying to improve.
It does bring it slightly out of context and, I guess, makes me realise how
special that is and how much people do enjoy being a part of my journey. Quite honestly, I think I was
in just as much of a shot of winning this tournament here.
I think today it came down on the day, and Venus played better than me.
That’s really all I can say. I mean, I think I definitely
have a lot more to improve on. There’s a lot of exciting things
that I can still get better at, which is exciting for me and exciting
for my team, and my own development. But I definitely feel like there’s
no reason why I would not be able to be in a position to win
a title like this one day.