Saturday, January 22, 2011

What they said

Honestly, I don't really read about myself. I look at the pictures sometimes. Sometimes I'm looking at them and I'm thinking, They could choose some better ones.
Caroline Wozniacki

She would be better if she didn't waste so much energy on histrionics.
Elise Bergin, commenting on Barbora Zahlavova Strycova

Her analysis of Henin-Kuznetsova should be preserved and sent to all colleagues. Real insight. Some candid opinions. Anecdotes. And when the tennis got good, she shuts up. She also realizes that anyone watching tennis at this hour is a FAN and thus doesn't need to be told that "It's 5-3, just a game from the set." Such a pleasure.
Jon Wertheim on Martina Navratilova

Serena's a regular Houdini at the Australian Open.
Martina Navratilova

Can you tell us a few words about Kim Clijsters.
Yeah, but why Kim?
Just in general, what can you tell us about her comeback?

You know who is Kim. I think I don't have to tell you who is.
Francesca Schiavone

Then the nerves game. Then started to do a little bit of show time, you know, it's like comedy.
Svetlana Kuznetsova

I think overall I couldn't just hit the ball into her strike zone. I think everyone saw how well she hit the ball.
Sam Stosur, commenting on Petra Kvito

Just a question on behalf of New Zealand. I know there were a few dramas earlier in the week or funny things. I just wanted you to confirm that there was no problems in New Zealand, that you had a good time there, because it's very important for our tourism. Did you have a good time?
You couldn't even say that with a straight face....
So New Zealand was a great experience?
Does it go back to the tourism? What are we trying to prove here? Do I get a free boat ride next year if I say the right answer?
Helicopter maybe.
I don't know. That's a little shady.
Maria Sharapova


Todd Spiker said...

Ah, I remember the old days of HBO covering Wimbledon and the occasion when we'd get the "dream team" pairing of both Carillo and Navratilova on the same match. Once in a while, even Billie Jean King would sit in.

Ugh, thinking about that suddenly makes me even more sad about the "official face" of tennis in America that is (ooh... spit, pa-tooey!) ESPN2.

Anonymous said...

Love. Love. Love. Martina's commentary.

svente said...

Are we still calling what Clijsters is doing a comeback? She's won two majors. She's just back.

Maria has a sense of humor! :D

Diane said...

Maria has a great sense of humor!

Todd, I couldn't have said it better myself :)

svente said...

Actually after just reading about the New Zealand "reporter" who's making Maria uncomfortable, I was going to edit my comment bc now I'm not sure it's funny at all.

Apologies for the possible derail here.

Diane said...

It's been going on a while now, Svente. Without being there, it's a bit hard to know exactly what went down (i.e., the intangibles of it), but Sharapova has been bantering with the man on a regular basis.

TennisAce said...

Diane, have you seen this article about Rezai?

Very troubling. The WTA does not specify what it is, but one can only guess what it may be

Diane said...

There's been so much trouble, in the past, with her father, that he is the immediate suspect. But maybe there's another family member who behaves like the father?