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The 10 Best Quotes From Wimbledon

How well does Madison Keys know One Direction? Whose presser got really awkward? What happened to the coughing lady? Who has four of these 10 best quotes?

Published July 16, 2014 12:15

The 10 Best Quotes From Wimbledon
Li Na, Caroline Wozniacki

LONDON, England - The WTA stars shone brightly on the courts of the All-England Club, but they were also stars in the press room. We're counting down the 10 best quotes from the fortnight...

10) WTA Rising Star Madison Keys on One Direction coming to Wimbledon...
"I didn't even know they were here. I saw Laura's Twitter. I saw she had a picture of one of them. I don't know who it was, though. But, honestly, I don't think I could pick them out of a crowd."

9) Venus Williams on whether she feels her age when she looks around at other players...
"Well, wisdom has served me well. I've worn my sunscreen so I haven't aged terribly. My knees are very tight, not saggy. And the crow's feet have been kept at bay. So I'll give myself an A+."

8) Andrea Petkovic on a lady who was coughing during her match with Eugenie Bouchard...
"She was coughing non-stop. It was so loud. I didn't want to say anything, and Genie also. After the match she was like, 'Did you hear the lady coughing?' And it was so funny, because I had it in my mind the whole time. You're not focused on it, but you constantly hear it in the back of your mind.

"I told her, 'Yeah, I thought she was dying.'"

7) And Eugenie Bouchard on the coughing lady...
"There was this lady that was really coughing a lot. And I asked Andrea and she was like, 'I know, I thought she was dying.' I was like, 'I wanted to say something to the umpire, like maybe she should leave and get help.' I think she finally left in the end. We both felt bad, like is she okay?

"I think she's fine now. Well, I don't know for sure."

6) Eugenie Bouchard on whether she has a little bit of nerd in her...
"I do have a little bit of that in me. I really enjoyed school. My favorite class was math class. I was very determined to try and get 100% on all my math tests. I think that kind of self-discipline translates into tennis. I would have loved to go to school and go to university and things like that.

"Maybe I'll do that when I'm 30 and just chill with the 20-year-olds."

5) Eugenie Bouchard, who was named after a princess, on if she has princess-like tendencies...
"You can ask my coach or my parents or anyone that I can be a princess! I mean, they're not horrible tendencies, but I can be moody in the morning. I'm not so much of a morning person. My fitness trainer carries my tennis bag around. But that's so I don't get tired, so I can save all my energy for the match.

"I don't know. I mean, I can demand a few things once in a while, but I do it with love."

4) Eugenie Bouchard on how many stuffed animals she's been given over the last six months...
"I have to go and count. I mean, for sure over 50 because sometimes I get multiple after matches. Although maybe they're not allowed to throw things on the court at Wimbledon.

"I'm going to go with that since they haven't thrown me any."

3) Li Na on how much she knew about her first round opponent before taking the court...
"Zero. I thought I'd try to find something on the internet, but I couldn't. So two or three days ago I was practicing with another player, and her coach told me she has a good forehand. So I started to play her backhand today, and she didn't miss one shot. So I think I need to talk to that guy later."

2) Victoria Azarenka on why she was supporting Argentina at the World Cup...
"Why not? Because I've been a supporter of Argentina for the last three World Cups. You know, they even have pictures of me wearing an Argentina shirt from maybe 2000, I don't know, 10. I love Messi. I think he's one of the greatest players of all time. He's so little, so cute. It's just fun."

And on what goes through her mind when she watches Messi...
"You don't want to know. You don't want to know."

1) Caroline Wozniacki when asked about Feliciano López watching some of her matches...
"Yeah. I noticed he was on the sidelines in Eastbourne. No, he's a great guy. Playing well.

"This is very awkward."

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