Q. What's the situation with your right hand?
ANA IVANOVIC: A couple of days, weeks ago, I aggravated it a little bit practicing. It was a little bit tough and I struggled. I couldn't practice as much as I wanted coming into the tournament, and obviously that was very frustrating.
But, you know, I went on the court and that means that I felt a hundred percent ready to play. So, you know, obviously it takes some time to get in a rhythm. But I went through this match today. Probably it would be the same even if I was, you know, feeling a hundred percent.
So, yeah, just happy to be here and to have opportunity to play. Obviously tape is something, you know, that prevents and helps inflammation a little bit.
Q. Is it just the thumb?
ANA IVANOVIC: The thumb. Just a little bit inflamated [sic]. I did MRI and everything. It wasn't showing anything major, huge, so I was very pleased about that. Just inflammation that takes time to go away.
Q. Were you injured before you came to Montréal?
ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, I got it about 10 days ago practicing. So, yeah, like I said, I wasn't able to practice as much as I wanted towards this tournament. But, you know, still very happy that I can play, perform.
Doesn't sound too serious. But it did seem to affect her play today against Kvitova. Her forehand was very spinny and it wasn't until the third set that she seemed to start hitting through the ball.