Matthew upsets unbeaten Creamer for fifth singles win

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Catriona Matthew won her fifth singles match in a row against an unbeaten Paula Creamer at the 2011 Solheim Cup. Matthew went 2-0-2 this week for a total record of 12-7-6. 

Q. Catriona, when you saw that you were playing Paula Creamer unbeaten, what went through your mind out on the course, such a comprehensive victory?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: I saw I was playing Paula, and I knew it was going to be a tough game. Obviously, she's unbeaten.

I was going out there and trying to get up early on her, and trying not to give her any hope to get back into the game. She's the type of player, if you give her any chance, she's going to come right back in. So I just won the first few and kept on going from there.

Q. Catriona, talk about playing today. It must be sort of satisfying to get that point?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: Yeah, fantastic. When I saw the draw and knew who I was up against, it was Paula I knew I'd have a tough game.

But just the whole day trying to take my chances and not let her get a sniff of a comeback or else she's very tough. I knew she'd be out there trying her hardest.

Q. Even by your standards, that was pretty special.
CATRIONA MATTHEW: Yeah, I played really well, yeah, most of the day. I was well in front after 7 holes, and since the rain really came on. It was pretty foul. Yeah, after the three‑putt on the first and the two‑putt, apart from that, I played pretty well.

Q. Five singles wins in a row. What was the secret?
CATRIONA MATTHEW: Yeah, I don't know. I just go out there and try to play my own game. I was just trying to make pars. It's difficult out here no matter what the weather conditions are. If I try to make pars, and I make a birdie, that's good.

Q. Could I ask you about putting Catriona up first, and what she brought to the team in giving you such a great lead?
ALISON NICHOLAS: Well, she only won 6 and 5. What a great leader. She's a great player. She finished before the rain started.

Topics: Solheim Cup, Matthew, Catriona

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