Sunday, January 25, 2015

Australian Open--what they said

You may well play Simona Halep next. How would you approach that?
Well, we played once in New Haven I think not the last year, the year before. I lost 6-1, 7-6, something like that. She's one of the greatest player now, and I'm really looking forward. If she wins today, depends, yeah. I will want to go forward and forward step by step.
Ekaterina Makarova

I look really calm, but inside, I'm yelling "What are you doing?" in a couple of languages.
Maria Sharapova

I just want to be perfect on court, but is not possible. The perfect doesn't exist. So I try to keep my mind very focused for every point and to forget about the mistakes. I try to be better day by day, match by match. Maybe that's why I'm a little bit nervous during the matches.
Simona Halep

Do you have a favorite Genie Army song?
Yeah, I got asked this I think after my first or second match. And I said it's the one where they go, Genie is hot, hot, hot. But since they've been singing a newer one, I think maybe only from second or third round on. It's based on Ricky Martin's song "Living La Vida Loca." They changed the words and sing about me. I think that one's pretty cool. They are creative to come up with such a random song and talk about forehands and backhands and stuff. It's pretty funny. So that one is up there.
Genie Bouchard

I don't know how close you still are with her. But did you hear about Maria Kirilenko getting married yesterday?
I did actually. I'm not sure to who. I really don't know. I mean, wonderful actually. Why are people laughing?
People think it's funny we don't know who she married. We know she got married.
What happens in Russia stays in Russia.
Maria Sharapova


Todd.Spiker said...

Yep, I guess Kirilenko had her heart set on a wedding. Ovechkin wasn't there, so she just got a replacement groom. Wants what she wants, I guess. :)

That last Sharapova quote is great. Very underrated sense of humor.

Diane said...

I feel bad for Kirilenko; this just doesn't sound good at all.

Maria's wit is unsurpassed.

Todd.Spiker said...

It does feel a bit "off," doesn't it? :\

And Sharapova's words can also cut with the skill of a surgeon, if she so chooses (as Serena learned a while back). Formidable, on and off court.

Diane said...

My favorite surgical slice of all was the one Aga got :D

svente said...

Sharapova thinks she looks calm on court? Huh. I don't see that. To me she always looks stressed and like she'd rather be anywhere else.

Diane said...

She always looks really intense to me, which I wouldn't call "calm."