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Last Updated: Monday, 16 January 2006, 03:29 GMT
Aussie Open quotes
Venus Williams
"I had so many unforced errors, I struggled to keep the ball in. I just couldn't get it right - she benefited from my largesse."
Venus Williams finds a new way to describe smacking your forehand out all afternoon.

"She's a very good player but also I had close to 70 unforced errors. I mean, if I'm not shooting myself in the foot like that, then I'm going to be able to most likely be the victor."
Venus pays tribute to Tszvetana Pironkova. Sort of.

"I know Venus from the TV. I always love her game. She was kind of my idol before."
Pironkova returns the compliment.

"I know where I'm at right now. I've got to regain some momentum in my game."
Tim Henman looks on the bright side after his defeat to Dmitry Tursunov.

"I don't really pay too much attention to aces."
Renowned server Andy Roddick after only sending down seven aces in his win against Michael Lammer.

"I was excited to get out there and play. I was jumping around, ready to go."
Lindsay Davenport belies her veteran status as another season gets under way.

"I tried to finish as quick as I can. I ate the bananas, drank fluid, everything. I try to do everything but it wasn't enough to finish it in three sets."
David Nalbandian describes his gameplan after beating Danai Udomchoke in five sets.

"I was already, you know, pretty much with my hands up winning the match, then it puts you down mentally. I just couldn't focus mentally. It just was hard after that point."
Jelena Dokic describes how she she thought she had victory wrapped up against Virginie Razzano before the umpire's call.

"I'm very happy that I'm healthy. That's the most important thing for me right now."
Justine Henin-Hardenne after her win over Marta Domachowska following an injury-plagued 2005.

"Everyone chokes and I choked today."
Serena Williams after struggling to finally overcome Li Na in three sets in her opening match.



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