TALKING (AGAIN) WITH...
ALLY BAKER
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September, 2002

Ally Baker Q: You lost only ten games coming into this match. Do you think you were overconfident?
A: "No, because I've played her twice and I knew that she was great. I lost to her on red clay -- which is her favorite surface -- and then I beat her pretty easily on grass. I went in knowing that it was going to be a tough match and that she was going to play really well, but I guess it's hard to ask yourself to play great every single match. Every game was close, every point was close."

Q: Where are you going next?
A: "From here I'm going to Peachtree City (Georgia). It's a $25,000. If I would have won today and then tomorrow I probably wouldn't have gone to Peachtree. Now I can go there, get some points and play with the pros."

Q: Are you going to play any more juniors?
A: "I'm really not sure yet. This could be my last junior tournament, but there's the Orange Bowl and the Grand Slams next year. I don't know. I've been doing well (on the tour). I'll let it encourage me to work harder and improve. I definitely noticed a lot of things that I want to work on when I get home."
  "It would have been a lot of fun to win (the US Open Junior Championships). It would have been a lot of attention, a lot of Press, but what's more important, my goal to do well in the pros and get my ranking up there."

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