"You guys ask me questions, did the finals make me feel more pressure? At first I was like, 'I have to match last year's result, blah, blah, blah, or do better,'" said the American, who takes on world No.61 Julia Grabher in the second round.
"I'm like, it's over, what can I do about it? Then with the first set (against Masarova), it's over, what can I do about it? You have the choice to dwell on it or reset, and I chose to reset.
"I think for the most part, as long as I keep moving forward, even though there is going to be some setbacks, I had setbacks this year, I had setbacks even last week, and I'm going to have setbacks in the future, but I think for the most part as long as I keep moving forward I should be okay."