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Aussie Open quotes
Nadia Patrova
Petrova believes she needs a firm hand from her coach

"He's a good person and tennis wise he's not bad, but our characters don't fit together. He's a bit too soft for me. I'll be looking for someone else after this tournament."
Nadia Petrova dumps her coach in no uncertain terms - despite a comprehensive fourth-round win on Sunday.

"Today, Nadia showed me how I need to play in the future. It's a good lesson for me."
Elena Vesnina looks on the bright side of her 6-3 6-1 trouncing by Petrova.

"That would have been like a for-sure title."
Bob Bryan regrets missing out on partnering Martina Hingis in the mixed doubles.

"I think my coach will watch and I'll be sleeping with my girlfriend."
Marcos Baghdatis on whether he will watch the match between Ivan Ljubicic and Thomas Johansson that determines who he plays next.

"It's great that it's come so late because when you start your career at 16, and your first quarter-final arrives at 33, it's a long time. It's 54 Grand Slams in between."
Frenchman Fabrice Santoro on reaching his first grand slam quarter-final.



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