Saturday, July 5, 2014

Wimbledon--what they said

You always dream as a player to play your best tennis on the biggest stage and that was a thing of beauty. You can't even blame Bouchard because she didn't play badly, but she just didn't get the chance to play because Kvitova didn't allow her to. I don't think anyone would have been able to play her today.
Lindsay Davenport

Yes Genie Bouchard is the next Maria that she's being overwhelmed by Petra Kvitova in a Wimbledon final.
Ben Rothenberg

It’s my second title, so I hope that now it's going to be a little easier for me.
Petra Kvitova

I think we play perfect. They were serving so strong. It was not easy, but she played unbelievable returning, serving, volleys, everything. We were like very aggressive all the time. That was the important thing for us, that we try to do it all the two weeks. Was perfect.
Sara Errani

...I sat down. Put my jacket on. Just reflected. I was in the engraver's room, so I was watching them work, wishing one day, dreaming, that he'll write my name somewhere.
Genie Bouchard

On her game, Kvitova makes life absolutely miserable for you because she makes you feel like you cannot do anything.
John McEnroe

Those washing powder advertisements are right about egg. It really is very difficult to remove, particularly when it’s all over your face.
Kate Battersby

I'm all for competitive finals, but sometimes you just have to applaud a player seizing the opportunity to perform at the very highest level. An extraordinary display.
Laura Williamson

A few shots were incredible, and I couldn’t believe I made it, actually.
Petra Kvitova

One of the best performances in Wimbledon history that, Petra Kvitova absolutely demolishes the helpless Eugenie Bouchard, winning 6-3, 6-0. You've got to hand it to her, that was superb.
Matthew Morlidge

She played unbelievable and didn't give me many opportunities to stay in the rally or do what I do.
Genie Bouchard

How good was Kvitova today? Bouchard hit just four unforced errors in the entire match. Kvitova was given nothing and she still ran away with it.
Courney Nguyen

I knew that if I'm gonna get nervous again--which I did--I can still do it.
Petra Kvitova

Aside from everything else, Petra Kvitova is also the first player in WTA history to successfully recover from Radek Stepanek.
Ben Rothenberg


svente said...

Those quotes are terrific! Petra really did "put on a clinic" as they say. It wasn't a fun match to watch (in my opinion) but it was terrific seeing Kvitova do no (or almost no) wrong.

I think Bouchard will get there. She seemed more determined than ever after the match.

Diane said...

Glad you enjoyed them.

I think Bouchard will get there, too. She's a real talent, and she seems to "get" it.