Quotable Quotes... Doha's Top 4 Seeds

Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Sam Stosur and Agnieszka Radwanska met the press.

Published February 14, 2012 12:00

Quotable Quotes... Doha's Top 4 Seeds
Victoria Azarenka

DOHA, Qatar - The Top 4 seeds at the Premier-level Qatar Total Open spoke to the Qatari media on Monday - here's a taste of what they said...

Victoria Azarenka
On whether she's surprised at her start to 2012...
"No, not really. I worked hard to get where I am. I don't think going into Australia I expected to leave with a 12-0 record, but that was my mentality every time, every match, to try to win and be the best I can. So I'm not surprised."

On how life has changed since Australia...
"I have much more attention than probably a month ago, but my life didn't really change. I didn't even really go home yet to feel that potential difference. But I'm still the same person, still the same hard-working tennis player who wants to achieve many more goals. But it's nice to have people notice you more. Of course the support and the congratulations are always very nice."

On the Olympics...
"It only comes once in four years, and it has such a history, so it's special. For me it's one of the main goals this year, and I would love to win a medal."

Caroline Wozniacki
On her goals for 2012...
"There's still so long to go. Hopefully I can keep improving and keep playing better. I'm just doing my best, and it's just about peaking at the right times."

On whether it's easier to play without the pressure of No.1...
"It's just nice that I don't get the question every press conference, being No.1 without a Grand Slam. So at least I get that off my back and can just play tennis, and people won't get disappointed if I lose a final or a semifinal, which would have been a disaster before. Now someone else can have that."

Samantha Stosur
On whether she's happy with her form in 2012 so far...
"In a nutshell, no, not really. I think I could have had a much better year so far. You can plan and train and do everything exactly how you want it and sometimes you don't get the results straight away. Having said that, I had a good week at Fed Cup and feel I have things going a bit more after winning my two matches there. Hopefully I can continue that this week and the rest of the year."

On why it took so long for an Australian woman to win a Slam again...
"I think the reason it has taken 30 years or whatever, between me winning and the one before, is that tennis is so much bigger now than what it was in the '70s. And there are way more people playing from many more countries. It's a lot more competitive. Back then, Australia and America dominated and you didn't have all the Eastern European countries. You didn't have half a draw full of Russians... I think that's part of the reason it has taken a long time."

Agnieszka Radwanska
On Azarenka...
"She's more consistent during a match now, playing very well from the first ball to the last one. She's just fighting every point. I think she's also hitting a bit stronger too and her shots are very deep, so it's hard to do anything with them. But I think the most important thing is she's very consistent match to match - she plays very well each match, doesn't matter who's on the other side."

On her goals for 2012...
"To be honest, I don't say Top 2 or Top 3, or win specific tournaments... I just want to keep working hard and try my best every tournament. When you are just doing what you're doing and enjoying it more, you're not putting the pressure on yourself. So when I go on court I just want to win matches. Doesn't matter if it's first round or the final, I'm playing the same tennis. I guess if I would be Top 5 this year I would be very happy, but I'm not really thinking about it."

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