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15 Great Quotes From Roland Garros

Some are deep, some are cute, some are funny - we've got 15 of the best quotes from the French Open fortnight right here. Which WTA star has four of them?

Published June 10, 2014 12:14

15 Great Quotes From Roland Garros
Andrea Petkovic

PARIS, France - The WTA stars don't just shine on the tennis court, they also shine in the press room after the match - and they certainly shone in Paris this year. Here are 15 of their best quotes!

1) Venus Williams on who she would take a selfie with if she could choose one person from tennis outside the Williams family, and one person from outside of tennis...
"I have never thought about that! I'd probably take a selfie with maybe Monfils, and then outside of tennis maybe someone from my favorite band - it would be like 311 or something like that."

2) Serena Williams on playing against Venus Williams, when the draw came out...
"It never gets easier. It's definitely difficult. She's essentially the love of my life."

3) Ajla Tomljanovic after her win over Agnieszka Radwanska, on whether this was her first big press conference in a main interview room...
"I believe so, yeah. I have never had lights in front of me."

4) Simona Halep on how she's been improving her English...
"I speak it better than last year, but I still have to learn. Now I speak with my coach in English, which is good. And I watch TV too, and now I've started reading a book in English. Harry Potter."

5) Eugenie Bouchard after beating Angelique Kerber, on whether she controls the Genie Army...
"Clearly not, because they aren't here! I'm kind of wondering when my Genie Army fans will show up. Maybe I have to get to the final or something for them to show up. Maybe they won't even show up."

6) Svetlana Kuznetsova after upsetting Petra Kvitova...
"I almost felt like Rafa out there. The difference is I cannot make winners from that far behind."

7) Svetlana Kuznetsova on what Roland Garros represents for her...
"One of the most important tournaments of my life."

8) Maria Sharapova on women's tennis...
"I think the sport brings so many opportunities to women. It's brought me so many things in my life and my career. I don't regret any step I have taken. On the other hand, sometimes I wake up and think, 'Well, I don't wish this on my kids!' But then when I'm playing the matches, I'm in front of thousands of people and the experience that the sport brings, I think, 'Of course I want my kids to do this.'"

9) Sloane Stephens on why she plays so well at Grand Slams...
"I don't know. If I had the answer, I would definitely let you guys in on something."

And when asked how the Grand Slam Sloane Stephens would do against the regular one...
"Two and two. I mean, duh."

10) Taylor Townsend when told Andy Murray tweeted out, 'How good is Taylor Townsend'...
"What's up Andy? I love your mom! But I honestly haven't even looked at my Twitter. My phone is still off. But that's pretty cool. Maybe I'll tweet him back. Maybe I'll get a whole bunch of followers."

And then when pressed to actually answer Murray's question...
"How good am I? Well, I don't want to sound conceited... but, I mean, I'm pretty darn good, I guess."

11) Jelena Jankovic on her favorite dresses among all the WTA players at Roland Garros...
"Mine is my favorite."

And, ladies and gentlemen, Petko...

12) Andrea Petkovic on what was bothering her during her match with Kristina Mladenovic...
"I've had a virus since yesterday, a stomach virus, so I have made great friends with the bathroom the past day and night and today. So I was just drained. My energy level, it was below zero, I think."

13) Andrea Petkovic on how she got ready for her fourth round opponent, Kiki Bertens...
"I didn't know her at all. I just stalked her on YouTube yesterday for the whole day."

And on what people would find if they stalked her on YouTube...
"They wouldn't find a lot of tennis, I guess - they would stalk me and see me being weirdly dressed and doing stuff. Which is also nice."

14) Andrea Petkovic on why she doesn't dance anymore...
"I just didn't feel like dancing anymore. It was a bet in the beginning, and I did it because I was happy after the matches, but then it sort of got out of hand. Sometimes I would play bad matches and wouldn't feel like dancing, but people were coming just to see the dance. They were like, 'Andrea, dance, dance.' Then I sort of did it not to disappoint them. It was becoming something I needed to do.

"And also I was 20 when I did it, or 21, so now I'm old. I'm moving straight towards the 30s."

15) Andrea Petkovic on kissing her racquet during her win against Sara Errani...
"Actually, I never kissed my racquet before in my life. I don't know what happened to me. I was just overwhelmed by emotion. I had no boy to kiss, so I kissed my racquet, right?"

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