Q. Was it a lack of match practice? You needed a few more matches perhaps to sharpen up?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I mean, I don't really know what 'match practice' has to do with being up 4‑2, 15‑40 and not making a second serve return, so...
Q. How would you describe your sense of confidence right now?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Uhm, well, I'm leaving on Monday of the first week, so that explains a lot.
Q. Where is your level of disappointment, or do you just chalk it up, It's first round of a Grand Slam, that can happen first round of a slam?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I mean, I could be disappointed or I could just take it as it is and just go back on the court and just keep working.
I choose option two (smiling).
Q. Why didn't you play any tournaments before?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I never do. It's worked before.
Q. So do you go on and start thinking about Paris now?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: About Paris?
Q. About Paris.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Not yet. Are you saying I'm going to go on a clay court right now (smiling)? Wishful thinking.