"What emotions do you feel after this Fed Cup success?
It's hard to put words on what happened this weekend. These are indescribable emotions, an unforgettable moment. On a personal level, my level of play over the two days … If anyone had told me that I would be in a position to do a thriller match against Ashleigh Barty who's been in a state of grace for a while, give the point at 7-6 and, behind, beating Barty and Stosur twice again … Succeeding with Caro, it was written, it was destiny. It's a beautiful story.
"I always manage to cut big heads. It's anchored in me, it's my personality, my mind, my attitude, my passion for tennis, for the fight "
You have always invested a lot in the Fed Cup …
I've always wanted it, I've always dreamed it, and it's the biggest reward. The campaign was difficult, we went looking for it, but I do not forget, perhaps most importantly, the last years that have been difficult. We were not full. I left so many aches and sweats in previous campaigns to maintain high and proud colors of France, so that we remain among the elite. That's what allowed us to be complete and get this trophy. There I really speak personally, I do not care about the whole team: I am so relieved, so proud of it. It's a reward, it's a dream come true. I dreamed in front of my screen when I was little. I really wanted to win the Fed Cup, it's done.
This big weekend gives you confidence for the future?
I know I can do it. This season, I just miss some big results in Grand Slam. I beat a lot of top 10 this season. I'm working on it. I know that every season, there are big shots to do, I know I can do it. I enjoy. What interests me are the titles, the trophies. I take a lot of pleasure. "I enjoy the journey" is the quote that summarizes my career. I always manage to cut big heads. It's anchored in me, it's my personality, my mind, my attitude, my passion for tennis, for the fight. The harder it is, the more we work. I know this is just the beginning. "