Best Bites from Sunday


The Western & Southern Open finalists met with the media Sunday. 


Ashleigh Barty on winning the women’s singles title...

“It's been a great week. I felt like all week long I wanted to be really aggressive, I wanted to get up after my serve. I felt like these conditions were going to reward good serving and good first-strike tennis. Even though that's not necessarily my repertoire all the time, I felt like I wanted to push myself this week to try and be more assertive on my serve. I felt like particularly in return games I was able to build pressure and over time that was able to wear down my opponents. It's just been a great week of tennis all in all and certainly really exciting for us to come away with the title.”


Jil Teichmann on her performance this week...

“I have been feeling very good all week,” Teichmann said. “I can be happy with a little bit of everything. I have been serving very well, I have been returning well with good servers especially. I have been coming in when I needed to. I have been defending when I needed to. I'm really happy with my level.”


Horacio Zeballos on his doubles title win with Marcel Granollers…

“I think we are playing great tennis. We are very confident and trying to do our best and practicing every day on what we can improve. That is the key to work hard and try to be aggressive when you play and we are doing that stuff and we play really well.” 


Alexander Zverev on his championship match against Andrey Rublev...

“I felt well from the beginning.  I broke him the first game and I think then the match went my way. Obviously, I’m very happy with that, because Andrey, once he

gets the rhythm, once he gets going in a match and he's a very dangerous player and can beat anybody. He showed that yesterday. Obviously very happy with how things went.”


Andrey Rublev on finishing as a finalist...

“I can only be grateful for the week that I had. One more final, my second in my career. I can only be grateful, especially here in a special place for me with great memories.

Of course the final didn't go my way, but this is the sport. There is only one winner.

(Alexander) was playing unbelievable today.”