TALKING WITH... ELIZABETH PLOTKIN
September, 2005 continued

Q: Was there something distracting you today (at the loss to Nina Henkel)?
A: "No, not at all. I was just more nervous today than I was before because I've already gone way further than I thought I would. I was ahead 5-2 in the first, 2-1 in the second."

Q: You had an incredible tournament. Are you doing anything different?
A: "I'm just dong the same -- practising at home, working a lot with my coach, John Hubble. For me I like to play a lot of practice sets and I feel if I do a lot of those than I can go and play tournaments and know what I'm doing."

Q: What has been your best win?
A: "I think when I beat Bonarenko last year (at the USTA International Winter Championships). It gave me some confidence and made me realize that I can compete with these girls."

Q: What tournament did you have the most fun at?
A: "Probably this one (the U.S. Open)."

Q: I've never heard from someone right after they lost that it was their favorite tournament. I think that's great that you still feel that way. Is there a tournament you haven't been to yet that you're looking forward to?
A: "In juniors, I've pretty much played all of them. Actually, I haven't been to the Italian Open yet."

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