Quotable Quotes... Randomness In Miami

From golf to the London Olympics to the Sochi Olympics, the WTA stars have been talking.

Published March 31, 2012 12:00

Quotable Quotes... Randomness In Miami
Maria Sharapova

MIAMI, FL, USA - The stars of the WTA haven't just been lighting up the courts during the Sony Ericsson Open, they have been lighting up the press room. Check out some of their best (and at times random) quotes right here...

Venus Williams on the Olympics...
"When I don't want to get up, if I want to do something different, if I want to make an error, then I think about the Olympics and how if I don't do the right thing I might not be there. That keeps me on the straight and narrow. It's just the ultimate level in sports. It's about participating, it's about having that experience, it's about having the honor of being good enough to be there."

Venus Williams on her Olympic pin collection...
"I pretty much hide them around the house to the point where I can't even find them. So then it takes me a few months to figure out where I hid them. They're my pride and joy. I have a pin holder set, an Olympic pin holder set - you unzip it and you open it, and I have 2000 and 2004 in there, but strangely enough I haven't put 2008 in there. I need to get cracking, spend a few hours arranging it perfectly. It's crazy, but all of your memories are in there."

Victoria Azarenka on playing golf...
"No, I don't. I played twice in my life, and it was a little bit boring for me. Everybody keeps saying I have to learn to really like it, so I'm going to give myself a try when I have time off, but not between matches, definitely."

Maria Sharapova on the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi...
"It's pretty surreal because that's where I spent my childhood in Russia, as well as Yevgeny Kafelnikov. I always felt it was such a beautiful city with so much to do. It was so unexpected we got it - I think everyone is just thrilled. Not many people knew of Sochi when I had come to the States - when they asked where I was from and I said Sochi, they would ask me where it was in relation to Moscow. Now people are aware the Winter Olympics are going to be there.

"I really hope I can go. That would be amazing. I was on those slopes when I was young, just running around and going on the lifts and enjoying the scenery. An hour drive and you can be swimming in the Black Sea. It's really amazing."

Serena Williams on being close with Venus Williams...
"Honestly, it's ridiculous now. Like we have kind of held each other back now. Hey, we're in for the long run. That's like my husband.

"We talk about a lot of things. We're always laughing together. I tell her everything, so it's fun. She's really fun. Obviously she's really fun. She helps me out a lot too. And she always asks me for advice - like her latest collection, she's like, 'What do you think?' I was like, 'I don't like this, change it,' and she changed it. We give a lot of feedback to each other, and she gives me feedback on my collection too. It's really cool. It's really fun."

Ana Ivanovic on how she and fellow Serb Nenad Zimonjic decided on playing mixed doubles together at the upcoming Olympics...
"It was about two years ago. He called me. I was like, 'Okay, hi.' He said, 'Do you want to play mixed in Olympics?' I'm like, 'It's three years away.' He's like, 'Yeah. Do you want to play?' I'm like, 'Okay.' So that's how it happened."

Kim Clijsters on her schedule this year...
"I do plan on trying to play a full schedule this year. If my ranking goes high again I have a chance of making it into the Top 8, it might be nice to end at the WTA Championships. The Olympics is what I'm focused on now - I said that was the long-term goal when I started playing again. But that doesn't mean I'm not going to play the US Open or anything. The US Open is a very special place for me, so I would definitely like to play there, as well."

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