From today's presser:
Q. When he won it, what did it do for your mindset, knowing he won this final?
DINARA SAFINA: At that moment he did some not very nice comments about me, because it was 2005, as I remember. On the press conference he didn't talk very nice, so I was a little bit upset about him on this.
But still, you know, it's just amazing feeling when you know, because he won it. For us tennis players, a Grand Slam, it's something very big. To know that he won it, it's just unbelievable feeling. It just made me, like, that I want also this, to have it one day.
Q. Has Marat spoken to you since your win yesterday?
DINARA SAFINA: He just text me.
Q. What did he say?
DINARA SAFINA: Well done (smiling). That's it.
Q. You were talking about 2005. In that press conference, he said that you needed to grow up. How much of that sort of changed your thinking?
DINARA SAFINA: Well, you know, he didn't know what was going through my mind because I didn't talk to him too much, you know. He's not really the guy who has enough patience for this, you know, to have a woman's talk, you know (smiling).
So sometimes it's tough to him to explain what I have going through. I think it was a little bit rough that he said at that time.
Q. We've talked about your temper. Isn't there a positive side to how fierce you are?
DINARA SAFINA: How what?
Q. How fierce you are.
DINARA SAFINA: Well, you know, that's the way I am. It helps me to pump myself. That helps my game, you know. Everyone has his own personality. I have this one that if I will not pump myself, I will be just too calm and will be nothing going out, no fire coming out of myself. So it just helps me.
Q. Tomorrow night the winner takes the No. 1 ranking. Do you feel you're the best player on the tour at the moment?
DINARA SAFINA: Well, if we are fighting for this spot, that says everything, no?
Q. You talk about how special Grand Slams are to tennis players. What would it mean for you tomorrow if you win?
DINARA SAFINA: Well, you know, to win tomorrow and to be No. 1 in the world, then, I don't know, I'll go and buy chocolate cake (smiling).
This would be my present for myself, that, yes, I can eat that chocolate cake.
Q. Your coach has said you've changed your diet in the last year. What sort of changes have you made?
DINARA SAFINA: Well, it's a diet, just what I can eat, what I cannot eat. Basically that's all.
Q. So very little chocolate cake?