Thursday, June 7, 2012

French Open--what they said

For the match I think all was very difficult.  Also the first round maybe was the most difficult.
Sara Errani

She's the Rubik's Cube of the women's game at the moment.
Darren Cahill, on Sara Errani

It was too up and down; it wasn't continuous enough.
Sam Stosur

...I think she can win this tournament.
Chris Evert, referring to Maria Sharapova

Stosur is either hot or cold, and not much in between.
Martina Navratilova

It was tough to play a great match because of the conditions....I think patience was very important today....
Maria Sharapova

Congratulations, man!
Brad Gilbert, to Sara Errani

The start of the match was delayed by rain. What do you do to maintain your focus when you're not quite sure what time you're going to come on court? How quickly can you get ready?
Well, I was sleeping a bit.  It's not easy because you have to think, just listen music, try to don't think about the match.  Because also you don't know when you're going to play, so you have just to--you lose energy if you think too much about the match. You are nervous or you just have to think about other things. Just try to relax.
Sara Errani

Maria played very well today. She has improved a lot, not just on clay.
Petra Kvitova

I guess, in some ways, that's the beauty of tennis. You can have a, you know, really crap day, and then there's another tournament the next week, and you get a chance to kind of redeem yourself the next week.
Sam Stosur

Don't cry too much--you still have two finals to play.
Martina Navratilova, as Errani burst into tears after her win


Eric said...

Martina's comments describe Li Na and Kvitova, too. Not just Stosur.

Todd.Spiker said...

"Congratulations, man!"

Ha. You know, I thought about you, Diane, when I heard Gilbert say that to Errani. "She's not going to like THAT." ;)