Quotable Quotes: WTA Stars In Stanford

The Bank Of The West Classic's Top 4 seeds - Agnieszka Radwanska, Samantha Stosur, Dominika Cibulkova and Jamie Hampton - talked about Wimbledon, the time since and more...

Published July 22, 2013 12:06

Quotable Quotes: WTA Stars In Stanford
Agnieszka Radwanska

STANFORD, CA, USA - The Top 4 seeds at the Bank Of The West Classic - Agnieszka Radwanska, Sam Stosur, Dominika Cibulkova and Jamie Hampton - talked about Wimbledon, the eventual champions and the time since, among other things. Here are the fantastic four in their own words...

Agnieszka Radwanska
On still being blonde...

"Yes! But I might change that after the US Open. Nothing crazy like blue or green, but darker."

On what she did after Wimbledon...
"I went home and had a couple of days off. I didn't touch a racquet for five days. It usually takes me one week to feel good again. It was a long process. But then I came back on court after one week."

On that Wimbledon semifinal...
"It was a big chance for the title, especially after so many top seeds lost in the first week, but those matches from the third round cost me too much, and that's why I looked like a half-mummy in the semifinal. Sometimes I was just too slow. She was better for just a few points and that was it.

"But it was still a great tournament for me. The semifinals of a Grand Slam is a great result and I was very happy about it. I proved I could do it again after 2012, and I look forward to next year."

Sam Stosur
On what she did after Wimbledon...

"Yeah, I took a nice week off at home, then got into training again the last week I was there. But it was nice to be home. I hadn't been home since February. It was a long wait, but I really enjoyed it while I was there. I usually go back home after Wimbledon - it's the first real opportunity I get from February, so if I don't go back then, I don't go back until after the US Open, which is a really long time.

"It's definitely one of the hardest things about being a tennis player from Australia, but then you really have a bit of an advantage in the pre-season, when you can go home for the whole time in November and December, even January. That's a good three month block. We kind of make up for it then."

On her grass court results...
"I was actually quite happy with the way I played. I had a good feeling out there. Even though it was only third round, I felt it was probably the best Wimbledon I've ever had. It's been a very stop and start, up and down year so far, but now that we're back on the hardcourts I'm hoping to step it up."

Dominika Cibulkova
On her good friend Marion Bartoli winning Wimbledon...

"I was really happy for her, because she was working for this her whole life. I texted her a message right after she won and she was so happy that she answered me like, 'Oh I love you Domi!' She was just so happy. I can't imagine how happy she was. I'm really looking forward to seeing her again soon."

Jamie Hampton
On what she did after Wimbledon...
"I definitely relaxed a little bit. I went back to Boca and took a few days off, and then got right back into the gym and started up again. Normally I have to force myself to take a couple days off, because I really enjoy practicing and playing tennis, but I was really tired, so I needed to. And it's really nice to go into a tournament fresh now. I'm just really excited to get the week started here in Stanford."

On whether she watched the rest of Wimbledon after she was out...
"Yes, of course! That was a crazy Wimbledon, huh? I was really happy for Marion. No one really expected her to do what she did, and I'm really happy for her. I watched the men's too, and I was really happy for Andy Murray as well, just because of all the media that has been around him, that he struggled with it before and they've been pretty hard on him. To see him come through that was really nice. And of course becoming the first British man in 77 years to win it. His mother's also been really nice to me - I really like her. In Auckland this year she came up to me and said she's seen a massive improvement in my game, which was really nice. It's nice to have somebody recognize that."

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