Q. When is the last time you felt like you hit the ball great for two weeks in a row and you were in complete confidence?
ANA IVANOVIC: Well, obviously, you know, I didn't perform best at the two tournaments back to back since probably French Open. But, you know, I feel it's a new year and I feel I'm in a great physical shape. You know, it's a fresh start for me basically.
I just want to get the experience I took from last year. I'm just enjoy my tennis again and enjoy competing. I think this might be the two weeks (laughter).
Q. Are you waiting for that moment where you're going to wake up in the morning, get on the court, everything is going to be great again?
ANA IVANOVIC: I don't think it comes overnight, to be honest. I put lot of hard work in off‑season. Obviously, you know, worked hard off the court as well.
But, you know, I just need some matches to get in that competition spirit again, obviously get some confidence.
But, you know, I can fall back on things I've done in off‑season. That's something that can get me through my first rounds.
Q. What would satisfy you at this tournament? How could you walk away a happy person, be happy with your game?
ANA IVANOVIC: First of all, I'm happy no matter what happens (smiling). Second of all, you know, I just want to have feeling that, you know, I gave hundred percent.
If that was not good enough today, that I lost, or if it was good enough to win, that's perfect. I just want to be honest to myself that I gave the best chance I can possibly give.
Q. How much does playing well, playing your best, mean to you?
ANA IVANOVIC: Obviously, you know, you want to perform the best you can every match. But it only happens maybe few times a year that you play perfect tennis, and other days you have to work yourself and stay tough and be mentally stronger maybe than other players.
So I don't want to, you know, expect myself to play perfect match, because, like I say, it doesn't happen that often. You just have to sort of get through the tough days.