Q. You mentioned losing. Lindsay Davenport was quoted the other day as saying you have to learn from losing. You beat her, one of the best women's finals here in a long time. What is it that you can learn from losing?
VENUS WILLIAMS: Losing makes you come back harder and stronger and better. A lot of times when you win, you aren't as critical of yourself.
Q. Our queen is likely to be here on Thursday, and Serena is likely to be on Centre Court. Is she going to curtsy or not?
VENUS WILLIAMS: I don't know. I don't know.
Q. Do you think it's important to respect that tradition or do you think there's a fair chance...
VENUS WILLIAMS: I might not be the best one to comment on it because I'm an American. I'm not well versed on English tradition.
Q. You can't say for sure, the equivalent of a man bowing to somebody, you wouldn't necessarily curtsy to the Queen?
VENUS WILLIAMS: I don't want to talk about curtsying anymore. I don't understand that tradition. I don't I don't really want to talk about that. I'm not educated on that. So thanks.
Q. What have been your thoughts on Maria Sharapova's game as she's dealt with the sudden stardom, winning here, the injuries, and now coming back? What impresses you most about her style of play and her persona on the court?
VENUS WILLIAMS: You know, I haven't seen her play a lot lately. Obviously, she's a very intense competitor. We can tell that she really just takes the game to heart and gives a hundred percent.
So, I mean, just with those characteristics mixed with talent, injured or not injured, I mean, she's going to always play well.
Q. What do you think makes her a big asset for the women's tour?
VENUS WILLIAMS: People like her a lot. People like to watch her play. People like to see what she's doing. I think obviously that's a huge asset, besides the fact that she plays very well.
Q. What are your thoughts on having Justine and Kim back here at Wimbledon?
VENUS WILLIAMS: I know. They're playing great, actually. So obviously it makes the draw even more interesting. All the old fans come right back. It's almost like they never missed a beat.