“For sure, like when I walk in the first time, four days ago, I walk in and I was discovering a brand new court,” she said. “So maybe the past memories that I had (that) was not always great memory, didn't come back as they came back normally. So I think that was point positive number one.
“Definitely to have of course maybe (fewer) people put less pressure, but there is always a bad side, I will say…it feels empty. Feels like you're more by yourself than ever.
“But I think we have to take the positive, and we are playing Roland-Garros. At least we have 1,000 people on-site and probably plenty of spectators in front of the TV. So let's play and let's enjoy it.”
Alize Cornet, who has been part of many matches where the crowd has been a major factor, said there are two ways to look at it.
“It’s a good question and it’s a tricky answer, because it really depends,” Cornet said, after her 6-3, 6-2 win over Chloe Paquet on Monday.
"It’s happened to me where the crowd has been going crazy for me and helping me and lifting me up during the match. And some other times when I felt so much pressure and I was actually drowning in this pressure.