April 14 2002 Interviews
JENNIFER CAPRIATI
April 16 2002 Interviews
MONICA SELES
MARY PIERCE
CONCHITA MARTINEZ
ARANTXA SANCHEZ VICARIO
ANNA KOURNIKOVA
SERENA WILLIAMS
April 17 2002 Interviews
JENNIFER CAPRIATI
CONCHITA MARTINEZ
JILL CRAYBAS
STEPHANIE FORETZ
SERENA WILLIAMS
April 18 2002 Interviews
AMANDA COETZER
STEPHANIE FORETZ
MONICA SELES
FRANKIE WHELAN AND MIKE FINLEY
April 19 2002 Interviews
SERENA WILLIAMS
PATTY SCHNYDER
STEPHANIE FORETZ
April 20 2002 Interviews
JENNIFER CAPRIATI
PATTY SCHNYDER
SANDRINE TESTUD
IVA MAJOLI
April 21 2002 Interviews
PATTY SCHNYDER
IVA MAJOLI
Thursday April 18, 2002

A POST-MATCH INTERVIEW WITH: STEPHANIE FORETZ
THIRD ROUND WIN OVER MONICA SELES
6-4, 7-6 (6)

Q. Biggest win of your career?
STEPHANIE FORETZ: Yeah. The first.

Q. First time?
STEPHANIE FORETZ: Yeah. The best.

Q. How exciting is that?
STEPHANIE FORETZ: I played her last year, and I played good, and it was 6?3 in the third, and now with my coach we said I have a chance, and I felt so good on the court, and I was more aggressive, but she's very aggressive, too, and I started very good the match, yeah. And for one, it's better to start like this.

Q. I know the fans are talking about so many seed players falling, but are the players talking about that as well? When you beat a player like number two, Monica Seles, do the players react to that? I mean so many seeds have fallen in this tournament.
STEPHANIE FORETZ: No. Not exactly. You know, I just know how she plays, but no. I didn't talk to everyone.

Q. I think what she's asking, this week at Family Circle many of the top players have already lost early.
STEPHANIE FORETZ: Oh, okay.

Q. Are the players talking about these big players losing so early?
STEPHANIE FORETZ: Yeah. I know, but I don't know why.

Q. No explanation for it?
STEPHANIE FORETZ: No.

Q. Okay. Why do you think your game is going so well right now?
STEPHANIE FORETZ: I think it was the first, you know, forehand, backhand it was very important against Monica because she play very fast, and I think I must move her before me.

Q. Your serve was big. Did you know you have to have a good service game today to win?
STEPHANIE FORETZ: Yeah. It was a good serve, yeah. And because she returned very good second serve, and I think I must put the first serve in the court, yeah.

Q. Did you think you were capable of a run like this here, at this Tier I event, getting so far in the tournament? Did you think you would go so far?
STEPHANIE FORETZ: No. In the first round it was very hard, and the second round in the qualis, 7?5. Normally it was 5?4 for her, and two points, and I lost, yeah. Normally I am very happy to win the second round and quali because I never do that.

Q. Were you concerned in the second set when Monica was up and serving for the set?
STEPHANIE FORETZ: Yeah. I think I didn't panic, you know. I was very calm. And I don't think of the score, and I just think what I can do and because in the circumstance it's very difficult to play for me.

Q. At what point did you think "maybe I have a chance to win this" and you really start visualizing what you have to do to win?
STEPHANIE FORETZ: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

Q. In all of the match or?
STEPHANIE FORETZ: When it was second set, she leave 5?3 and yeah, but I was very good in physic, you know, and I think I can win the third set, but if I lost the second set, for me, it was no problem. I was very good on the court.

Q. How much confidence does beating Monica give you in your game?
STEPHANIE FORETZ: When ??

Q. Do you get confidence from winning today, beating a big player like Monica?
STEPHANIE FORETZ: Yeah.

Q. For the future, though?
STEPHANIE FORETZ: Yeah. Yeah. For me. For tomorrow.

Q. How will you celebrate tonight?
STEPHANIE FORETZ: I think after the tournament I can celebrate, but in Paris, when I can come back in Paris.

Q. Talk about how important it was to make that early run in the tiebreaker to kind of go up and get a little bit of a lead there.
STEPHANIE FORETZ: Yeah. When I was on match ball, I was like this (shaking), and she serve good, I remember. And after, I think I must serve good, and after, it was better for me to serve good.

END OF INTERVIEW