“I would like to say, welcome to the crazy women's tennis tour,” Li told reporters. “I think I was pretty good beginning of the match. But end of the first set, she called official. I thought, 'Maybe she be retire or something.'
"I was already like lose concentration on the court. When one set all, [I told myself] 'Wake up, she okay, she kick your ass already in the second set. So you should ready for a final set.' "
Informed that her coach, Carlos Rodriguez, described her as a very nice person, who can be bad to herself, Li joked: “Okay, now I change. I will kill him first.”