"I just hit too many unforced errors, and I could not control my emotions. And I wanted it so much, so it was pretty hard to control."
"She came back, and after winning her previous matches in the same way, she probably thought, 'I can do it again.'"
Nadia Petrova, referring to Melanie Oudin
...are you still nervous when you're 6-0, 5-0 up?
"Actually, I was nervous whole match."
"She said to me, 'This is going to take some getting used to.'"
John Oudin, on his daughter's instant celebrity
Why did you go there (Saddlebrook)? Capriati?
'Well, went there when I was nine. I lost my mom when I was nine. I wanted to get away from home. I loved playing tennis. I was actually only playing for half a year. So I really enjoyed it, but just wanted to get away from home and do other stuff, be around other people. That's why we left."
That was a mature decision. Was it your decision?
"Yeah, it was completely mine. I still don't know how I did it when I was nine. I guess I was older than I thought I was."
"I was creating the point or I was losing it. This was it."
You know, that you have a big draw, big possibility to go far in this draw. Are you thinking about that?
"I did not see the draw. Seriously, I didn't see it."
You want to see it?
"No, thank you."
"...maybe I was a little bit lucky, but that's what tennis is all about. Sometimes you're playing amazing and you lose a match, and sometimes you're a little bit lucky. It's one point that can change the whole match."
"I don't actually mean to lose the first set."