Quotable Quotes: Curveballs & Ambition

The stars of the WTA haven't just shone on the lawns of Devonshire Park, they've been shining in the press room. Here are some of the best quotes from the week, in their own words...

Published June 22, 2013 12:00

Quotable Quotes: Curveballs & Ambition
Laura Robson

EASTBOURNE, England - The stars of the WTA haven't just shone on the lawns of Devonshire Park, they've been shining in the press room. Here are some of the best quotes from the week...

Agnieszka Radwanska on what it would take to "knock Serena off her perch"...
"Well, she has a lot of points now and it's going to be really hard to reach her the next few months. She's playing really great tennis on every surface, and she's really on fire. So I think it's about her. When she's playing her best tennis, it doesn't matter what you do, you're going to lose anyway."

Elena Vesnina on winning her first Grand Slam title in the French Open doubles...
"That victory gave me so much happiness and so much relief. I was waiting for that Grand Slam a long time. My confidence now is a little bit from that, a little bit from something else. Everything has come together. I'm really happy right now - not only from winning that, but I'm just a happy person."

Jamie Hampton on why she matches up well against Radwanska...
"One of my old coaches used to throw all kinds of things at me. He used to throw dropshots. He would junkball me. He would hit hard. He would do so many different things and also try to get under my skin with his attitude, and just give me a lot of different looks. I had to learn how to adjust and how to compete with that variety when I was younger. That's really what helps me the most when I play her."

Li Na on what she thought of playing on grass when she first saw Wimbledon on TV...
"When I saw it on TV I thought, 'Wow, nice sport.' But when I started playing on grass for the first time, I thought, 'It's impossible to play on this court.' I've really had to get used to it."

Laura Robson on whether she had evening plans after her first round win...
"I don't know if anything is open past 10 o'clock here. So no. I'm probably going to babysit Cara Black's baby - she kind of palms him off to me a little bit, but I don't mind because he's adorable."

Laura Robson on whether she ever sits back and contemplates being in the Top 50...
"No. Because I want to be a lot better. Being whatever I am now, like No.30 in the world or something, is not where I want to end up. So to me it's not a massive deal being Top 50."

Jamie Hampton on whether she wants to be the No.1 American...
"The goal is to be No.1 in the world. If you don't really have that goal, then why play?"

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