Monday, September 6, 2010

U.S. Open--what they said

She's gonna come out at the wrong end of a bash-a-thon.
Elise Bergen, commenting on Dominika Cibulkova

Her game was difficult for you?
I played against myself, not against her.
Svetlana Kuznetsova

I don't think I'm crazy or anything like that; I'm trying to pump myself up...keep myself into the match.
Vera Zvonareva, answering questions about her on-court behavior

Is it disappointing, particularly after last year?
Well, last year has nothing to do with this year. So this is a different year. Yes, of course every match you lose is disappointing a little bit. I know I had my chances. I could have won the second set. Yeah, I mean, a lot of bad things happen in life. But that's okay. Still a good match for me. I'm going to learn out of it and take it to the next one.
Yanina Wickmayer

Everybody is getting a bit crazy about the results back at home, are they?
No, I think they are very polite. They are not approaching me that much. But I see that they recognize me, talk to each other. But, no, it's okay. It's very calm.
Kaia Kanepi

Her racquet head and her "head" head are in lockstep with each other.
Elise Bergen, commenting on Svetlana Kuznetsova

I think I'm a really tough player. I never give up. Doesn't matter what the score is. And I think that makes me tough to beat, as well. I think that's one of my strengths.
Caroline Wozniacki

Ah, being short. You know, I don't take this like disadvantage, because, you know, okay, I'm short, but, you know, I'm really quick. I can be fast on the court, and I have no problem with the low balls. I still can play fast and step into the court, so I really like the way I'm short. Maybe I could be little more centimeters taller for my serve, but it's still nothing like, you know, I really struggle with.
Dominika Cibulkova

Do you feel it was just a lack of aggression or was it sometimes just on execution?
It was a combination. Like I said, I mean, there's no doubt she played really well, the best she's played against me. You know, she served extremely well. But I still had many opportunities in the match. Being 1 for 8 in breakpoints, that's pretty bad, to say the least, especially when you have second serve opportunities, easy unforced errors. It's maybe a little bit of a lack of concentration.
Maria Sharapova

I would never say the field is wide open.
Vera Zvonareva

1 comment:

svente said...

Great again! Kuznetsova is right. And I'm so glad that Zvonareva said that about the 'wide open' nonsense. It's an absurd statement made repeatedly by folks who should know better. (I'm looking at you Carillo!)