Thursday, June 4, 2009

French Open--what they said

"I really can't say that I wish I could have handled it differently, because I went out there and felt good physically, and like I said, mentally. I knew that I had a shot."
Samantha Stosur

"I mean, my plans--you know, actually, I knew how she's going to play. She didn't surprise me with anything. She played a lot of cross, good backhand. You know, I played a lot to her backhand and I didn't make her move a lot, because, you know, I was scared to play on the lines, just to miss the ball."
Dominika Cibulkova

"Liezel has a good record against me. That's why I picked her. I was just trying to be Cara Black out there, you know. A little taller, but the same."
Bob Bryan, on winning the mixed doubles championship with Liezel Huber

"A lot of them play the same kind of tennis...there are not many new players (who) stand out with a different kind of tennis."
Kim Clijsters, speaking on the BBC

"I think I got nervous, you know, and I made a couple mistakes, you know, and then I got in panic."
Dominika Cibulkova

"I'm not playing my best, but it's still not easy to beat me."
Dinara Safina

"I mean, I been playing ball from the second floor up here. It was not very comfortable."
Svetlana Kuznetsova, on handling all the spin she received from Sam Stosur

"The guy, pretty much at all times, looks nuts."
Mary Carillo, speaking of Zeljko Krajan

"I notice it a lot more when I watch them. It can be a bit annoying. But as far as a player down on the other end, it's never affected me, myself, anyway, on the court. It's--I guess it is what it is."
Samantha Stosur, on screaming players

What do you think about when you think back to when you first came on the tour and you were playing doubles with Martina? When you think back to the young woman you were then, what do you think about?
"I would think how come she could handle me? I was so difficult. I was so--maybe‑‑no, I would not--if you tell me to go back and do all over the same, I don't want to do this. You know, I've done it as I've done it, and I'm fine with that. But I was so late all the time. I was not organized that much. I was flying out in my head somewhere. It was so new."
Svetlana Kuznetsova

"I haven't seen a lot of players adjust their games to the past, watching Serena play or Justine, or like when I got to play Sharapova, I... thought there was a lot more thinking."
Kim Clijsters, speaking on the BBC

What is your preferred warmup song at the moment?
"I don't listen to tough stuff. I listen to some happy stuff, because I'm not going to court to die. I'm just going to have fun."
Svetlana Kuznetsova

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, I love that last quote.