Quotable Quotes: Baby Blankets & Nando's

Which of Redfoo's shots does Victoria Azarenka think needs work? Can Li Na play another 10 years? All that and more as wtatennis.com revisits some of the best quotes from Wimbledon.

Published July 10, 2013 12:03

Quotable Quotes: Baby Blankets & Nando's
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LONDON, England - Which of Redfoo's shots does Victoria Azarenka think needs work? Can Li Na play another 10 years? All that and more as we revisit some of the best quotes from Wimbledon.

Alison Riske on her lucky charm - her baby blanket...
"Yes, it's very true. Actually calling it a rag is being generous - you just hold it in the palm of your hand and it sits right there. Even though it used to be four feet by four feet. Now it's like a very faded, musky green, dirty looking color. It won't be on court with me, but it definitely goes everywhere."

Victoria Azarenka when asked about "a friend of hers" losing at a big event in the US...
"Sorry, who are you talking about?"

After being told it was Redfoo, who lost first round at a US Open pre-qualifying event...
"Oh my God, I thought you were talking about the real US Open! He's happy with the match. I didn't see it because it was night time here. But as long as he's happy, I'm proud of him no matter what. To go and have courage to do something like that, that's remarkable. He's a champion in his heart.

"I mean, his forehand should get better, definitely. That's something that he has to work on."

Caroline Garcia on Andy Murray's famous tweet about her from 2011, that she'd be No.1...
"It was great of him to say that about me. But when you are like No.150 it's always difficult to play after he said that! But it's okay. I'm just continuing to work hard and I hope one day it will happen."

Heather Watson on whether she prefers men's or women's tennis...
"I watch a lot of women's tennis. If it's the choice between women's and men's, I pick women's. People think I'm crazy, but because I'm in it, I find it very interesting. I like studying people's games."

Agnieszka Radwanska on whether she has watched video of her 2012 Wimbledon final...
"Not really, no. I remember that final so I don't need to watch it again. Every point - trust me."

Monica Puig on Wimbledon...
"It's my second time here. I came as a junior. It's my first time as a professional. I just think it's so elegant. All the green courts with the white, it's so special. It's just a wonderful tournament."

Elena Baltacha on whether she'll be back at Wimbledon again...
"Yeah, definitely. I kind of did retire after the Olympics last year. I had the surgery, but then I said to my coach, Nino, there's no point going through the rehab, going through all that, trying to get myself back and only playing for a year. There's too much at stake. There's too much you're sacrificing.

"I'm 30 this year. So I still think I've got a good three, four years, unless something happens and I won't be able to. I'm looking forward to it. If I look after myself, I have a good few years left."

Li Na on Kimiko Date-Krumm playing so well at age 42...
"She's doing an amazing job. At least I'm not the oldest one now! But when she started again, so many people were asking her about her age, when she's going to retire again - I really hate this one. I mean, I'm feeling like I'm playing so well right now, and I'm healthy, so I love the tennis life right now."

And on whether she can see herself playing another 10 years...
"Wow, good challenge - we will see, I don't know yet!"

Madison Keys on Chipotle and Nando's...
"I haven't been to Chipotle since I left, which has been very tough for me - but we've been to the Wimbledon Village a couple of times. My friend, who has been travelling with me, has fallen in love with Nando's. We've gone to Nando's a couple of times... which is basically like going to Chipotle."

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