PARIS, France - With two rounds in the books at the French Open, WTA Insider takes you into the Roland Garros interview room for a roundup of the best quotes so far.
"I don't know. I don't think any men could pull it off, to be honest (smiling)."
- Caroline Wozniacki, on which ATP player could wear Serena Williams' catsuit.
"I just want to cry when I hear that kind of thing."
- Alize Cornet, after being told she was 2 for 27 on break points in her three-set loss to Pauline Parmentier in the second round.
"No, I mean, I'm not thinking to show my best tennis. You know, all I want is to go out there, compete, and win. Doesn't matter if my shots are not for the picture. It's fine. I'm happy with fighting, do whatever I can, to eventually win the point. That's all that matters.
"Of course if you play good and beautiful, everybody feels better, but at the end just counts the result."
- 2016 champion Garbiñe Muguruza, on whether she feels the pressure to step up her game to find her best tennis.
"I'm a normal person, even if I am No.1 in the world."
- Simona Halep, on feeling the nerves ahead of her opening round match against Alison Riske.
"The pressure is when you expect to win the match, and you feel like you have to go on court and just win the match. I feel like, like, pressure.
"And the nerves, that you are excited to go on court but still you are very emotional because you go there on center court again, you see the people, the crowd. So the sensitive part.
"The pressure, I think it's a little bit brutal, more brutal, and takes it only on the result. If you don't think about the result, I think there is no pressure there. So you take the emotions, you take the nerves, but is no pressure."
- Simona Halep, on the difference between feeling nerves and feeling pressure.
"Before the match, Mr. Tiriac told me that when you go to the net, hit the volley, normal volley, not swing the volley everywhere (smiling). Today when I did it, I just looked at him and he was, like (hands to the sky) finally. So I smiled. That's why I smiled. He made me smile. I never do that on court."
- Simona Halep, on cracking a big smile after hitting a fantastic backhand volley en route to her second-round win over Taylor Townsend.
Q. You've had a lucky mascot with you since you were a young child, your toy Bobik?
Elina Svitolina: Yeah. How do you know this information?
Q. Has he traveled with you to Roland Garros and are you hoping that he will bring you good luck?
Elina Svitolina: Well, he's always with me. Doesn't matter where I am in the world. So, yeah, he's here as well with me in my room. He brings me luck definitely. You know, I'm four in the world, so I'm not doing so bad so far with him.
Q. Your next match is only in three days. What are you going to do?
Elina Svitolina: Go home and come back... (Laughter.)
"What I find interesting is how he really was very pragmatic. And people tend to see this kind of persona the media made of him, but he was very pragmatic. And he really worked on his weaknesses. And he wasn't that charismatic guy to begin with, but he worked on his skills.
"And I thought that was really interesting that this is something you can actually learn or -- well, there are a few things that also he had inside of him, but he really managed to learn and improve. And that was very interesting to me, because I kind of took it for granted that he's just this charismatic person that all of a sudden appeared and everybody loved him. So that was very interesting to me.
- Andrea Petkovic, who is currently reading Barack Obama's biography.
"I love the catsuit. I'm all for it. I might copy her catsuit, but probably only in New York because that's, I guess, the only city where you can actually pull it off on the street.
"But in terms of Serena, she's one of my big idols, so I have nothing but admiration for her. But personalities like her, they will always stir controversy, and that's just something that I think is great, because she moves people. And sometimes people have negative emotions towards her. Most people have positive emotions towards her.
"And people who inspire, I think, always stir up something, and it says more about the people that comment negatively about her than it really says about her.
"She's living her life to the fullest. She's a very strong, female figure, very inspirational. She's very charismatic. And all these things will always get some people at the wrong cord just because for whatever reason. Insecurity. They're afraid of strong females.
"But I think it always says more about these people that comment negatively than it says about Serena. And you will always have every person that is inspirational and stands for something more than just her sport, or her whatever they or he or she does, will stir up controversy. And I think that's just a given that you have to take."
Petkovic, on negative comments directed towards Serena Williams.
"I think, you know, I think she's not quite at the level she was when she was at her best, but that's normal. That's expected. But her level when she's not quite on her best is still bloody good.
"And, yeah, I think when push came to shove, the real Serena came out. And that's one of her best assets is when her back is against the wall, the best comes out. And that happened early in the second, and early in the third again."
Ashleigh Barty on Serena Williams.
"First and foremost, you have to get your core back, which is hard, because it literally spreads when you have a baby. That's difficult. And just coming back from the physical of having a baby, at my age (smiling) is never, I think, really easy.
"Emotionally I think it's different, because, you know, I'm so emotionally attached to my daughter. Dads are, too, but I actually breastfed for a really, really, really long time, and so I just had this real connection with my daughter.
"Yeah, so I think there are definitely some differences, but there is a lot of similarities, as well, too."
Serena Williams, on the difference between being a mother on the tennis tour compared to a father on the tennis tour.
"My priority is Olympia. No matter what, that's my priority. I have given tennis so much, and tennis has actually given me a lot, and I couldn't be more grateful.
"She's my priority, and I work everything around her. I really try to put her first in my life, along with, God and my family. I really try to put that first in my life. I feel like everything else will fall into place, and it has. I feel like it's all going to work out."
Serena Williams, on how motherhood may impact her scheduling going forward.
"Just in general, like, just woke up, your mood was not amazing, you just woke up and kind of some things went wrong. And then you go to the match and try to be positive, but everything goes not your way, and you still try to be positive, but then you lose the match, and of course you cannot be positive anymore.
"I'm really disappointed and so angry. I mean, I'm, just, like really angry and I just want to turn back the time."
- Defending champion Jelena Ostapenko on not feeling great from the get-go before her opening round loss to Kateryna Kozlova.
"That's so embarrassing (smiling). I think if they wanted to title it something, they should have titled it the 'most awkward person in tennis.'
"If that's how they feel, then I'll take it, but I don't think I'm that person."
- Naomi Osaka, on how it feels to be called "The Coolest Thing in Tennis" by GQ Magazine.
Q. What are you playing?
Naomi Osaka: A game called Skyrim. It's okay if you don't know it. (Laughter.)
Q. I'll ask my kids when I get home. Any good?
Naomi Osaka: Of course. I wouldn't be playing a bad game.
"It's such a beautiful setting to play in, against a terrific opponent. When she's on the other side of the net you feel the amount of pressure that's being put on you. When you play with other girls you feel like it's not a problem to hit an easy cross-court shot and grind into rallies. With her, it's all-in from the serve and return and even from the warming-up. Everything is at full force at a 100%. There's no 80% with her. She is one of the few players to make you feel the pressure. That's reason to start missing and hit double faults."
"Not many players give you the feeling that they want to eat you up."
"She congratulated me on the fight and wished me well going forward. It's nice to hear that you can give players like that trouble."
- Richel Hogenkamp, after her 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 loss to Maria Sharapova in the first round.
Q. What's your feeling before returning on the center court for the next round? You have great emotion on the Philippe Chatrier?
Maria Sharapova: Do you know the schedule?
Q. Could be very possible to be on center court.
Maria Sharapova: I don't know. Yesterday I got the schedule at 7:30 p.m., so if you know the schedule today for Saturday, please let me know (smiling).
Q. Because it's Pliskova and it's possible to be on center court. If you are on center court, what will be your emotions or...
Maria Sharapova: Well, there is also Sharapova. So...