I was trying to remind myself, "Just look at the ball and hit it, look at the ball and hit it."
I'm stressed in here, watching these two.
I’ve played my best tennis here. I took out the champion and runner-up
from last year. That’s pretty big. This tournament definitely made me a
better player. It was hard today but the experience will help me in the
future. I still believe I can be champion one day.
As of today, the world, or at least the tennis world, must accept and
respect one more of your kind. From now on, no one can watch Marion
Bartoli do a knee bend or shuffle step or practice cut or fist-pump and
ask, “Why?” No one can look at her two-handed ground strokes and
volleys, or her flatter-than-flat shots, or her second serve that’s just
like a first serve, or her returns hit from a foot inside the baseline
and say, “That’ll never work.” More precisely, no one can watch her and
think, “She'll never win Wimbledon doing that.”
And there's the fist-pumping we'e grown to love.
You cannot put into any words what I felt in that moment. I couldn't believe I just won Wimbledon.
Marion didn’t have to take out any huge player. Matches are
different against top players. They’re heavier. They’re longer. You have
more draining rallies. Mentally and physically I wasn’t at a hundred
per cent. I took out three Grand Slam champions and went 9-7 in the
third against Radwanska two days ago. Marion was fresher. I was a bit
sad I couldn’t perform the way I can.
Do whatever you want now, Marion.
Chris Fowler, as Bartoli jumped up and down toward the end of the match
I think I was just overwhelmed by this whole situation.
…it's always been a part of my personality to be different. Being just like the other ones is kind of boring, I think. I really embrace being a bit different and doing something not everyone is doing.
I think first start we both really nervous, and then they play well. And then we get like lot of pressure. So just try to like hold it and fight and then play and try like our best, because never know.
I got choked up when she won.
In tennis, anything can happen; I'm a perfect example of it.