Timea Bacsinszky lost to Jelena Ostapenko in three sets (7/6 3/6 6/3) but she is still satisfied with reaching her second Roland Garros semifinals after 2015. 'I could be only disappointed on one aspect of the match as it's some opportunities I had in the first set', said Timea Bacsinszky.
'But then, the rest, and even there, I created myself some opportunities, but on the other side of the net she was playing quite well, and she was defending very well everything I was proposing. But otherwise, I think I just went for, like, every shot.
I never thought it was the end until, like, the last points. And, well, she just went for her shot.' If you had to sum up your 2017 Roland Garros in general, what would your summary of that be like? I don't know if you saw Petra Kvitova's shirt that she had with three words on top of that.
What would your T-shirt of this tournament be with just three words? 'Just three? It's a nightmare. I cannot. You have time? The first word which is coming, to be "privileged." It's a very strong word for me.
"Limitless," like I'm trying every day. I have the last word -- but I'm thinking right now of doing the same tattoo as Stan [Wawrinka]. So I think he did, as well, two semifinals before winning a slam, right? I'm on the good way.
No. And the last is "true love." True love for Paris, for this tournament, for the French Open, for the clay, for the atmosphere, for the people here, yeah, many things. I think my best French Open ever was this year.
Physically speaking, in terms of game play, I think I'm a better player than two years ago. I'm not saying that two years ago I was not playing well. Two years ago I was super enthusiastic, and it was the first time I made it so far into a Grand Slam tournament.
This year, I think I have been much more consistent, much more focused.' Wawrinka's tattoo Bacsinszky is referring at is a Samuel Beckett's sentence: 'Ever Tried. Ever Failed. No Matter. Try Again. Fail Again.
Fail Better.' ALSO READ: Timea Bacsinszky: 'With Federer I cried 18 times, a lot of emotions'