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Last Updated: Monday, 17 January 2005, 04:44 GMT
Aussie Open quotes of the day
Serena Williams

"I have a bad habit. I always slip in and out of my shoes like they're flip-flops. I never tie them. I just slip in, go and play matches, and slip out."
Serena Williams kicks off the new season in top form.

"I was nervous going into today's match but I won the first 12 points, so it was a perfect start. I'm sorry for Fabrice."
Roger Federer does the decent thing and starts to take pity on his opponents.

"He's the best. He's much better than anyone on the tour."
Fabrice Santoro pays homage after taking just four games off Federer.

"I prefer three sets to be honest."
The 34-year-old Andre Agassi admits five-set matches aren't what they used to be.

"My whole life is tennis now, on and off the court, and it never was before."
Elena Baltacha admits that an enforced six-month break through illness made her change her priorities.

"I think this was the most important win of my life. Now I feel I can beat all these players."
Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez after his shock win over compatriot and fifth seed Carlos Moya.

"I am trying to spend as little time on the court as possible as you never know when you are going to have to end up playing more."
Marat Safin comes clean after his 6-0 6-2 6-1 demolition of Serb qualifier Novak Djokovic.





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