“I was on the big stage again. Lots of emotions came back, and I just felt a little slow and just a little bit out of it.” – Ana Ivanovic, after losing to defending champion Kim Clijsters 6-2, 6-1.
“I feel better than I was at French Open. It’s very special. I’m very lucky to play so well again in a tournament like this.” – Francesca Schiavone, after defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 6-0.
“The average sports fan watches the Grand Slams, and they watch on Saturday and Sunday and the semis and the finals. That’s what we need to do. We need to get some guys there.” – American Sam Querrey (pictured above) on support needed for American players, after defeating Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
“The night it was OK. When I woke up in the morning, she told me, ‘Baby is coming. So it was strange feeling. I mean, I was alone in my room. I definitely didn’t want to be there, but I couldn’t do anything. He [Nadal] knows I’m impatient to see my baby. He knows that I’m not really sad today, even if I lost.” – Gilles Simon, after losing to Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-4, 6-2, on the arrival of his newborn son, Timothee.
“I have no idea whether I’ll win a Grand Slam or not. I want to. But if I never win one, then what? If I give 100 percent, try my best, physically work as hard as I can, practice as much as I can, then that’s all I can do.” – Andy Murray, after being upset by Stanislas Wawrinka 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-3.
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