Kuznetsova enjoying her U.S. Open crown

Updated: November 12, 2004, 4:09 PM ET
By Pam Shriver | Special to ESPN.com
LOS ANGELES -- Four of the five Russians play tonight, including new U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova. I had a chance to talk to her in the locker room before Thursday night's matches and see how she's dealing with the pressure of being a Grand Slam winner.

She's wearing her U.S. Open crown quite comfortably. In improving English, she joked that her cell phone hasn't stopped ringing since so she's considering getting rid of it. She seemed relaxed and that's going to help her here.

A top player on the women's tennis tour more than 15 years, Pam Shriver hosts ESPN's women's tennis telecasts. She also appears as a sideline reporter on select men's matches.