Sharapova loses her mind in the intense heat in Australia
"You probably get one chance to win a match in your lifetime 6-0 6-0 6-0. I wanted to win love, love and love but let it slip a little bit."
Andy Murray sees his chance to record a rare "triple bagel" undone in Melbourne.
"When you're on the court you just have to concentrate on your game and not let that affect you. I just said 'Bad luck.'"
Murray feels little sympathy for his opponent Alberto Martin after giving him a pasting in Melbourne.
"I would have beaten the heck out of James Blake two years ago. I'm happy about that."
James Blake believes he has improved so much that he could even beat himself - if the occasion ever arose.
"It's not tennis any more, it's who is going to last longest in the sun."
Janko Tipsarevic vents his feelings on the heat issue after being forced to retire in the fifth set against David Nalbandian.
"The conditions were terrible and he felt them before me."
The ever-sympathetic Nalbandian wins more friends.
"It's very disgusting playing like this. I think we need something else than two time-outs."
Nalbandian warms to his theme.
"I was so delusional I couldn't think"
Maria Sharapova is asked about her mental state when the heat took its toll.
"I fell asleep but the doctor shook me and said 'Stay with us'. He was quite scared."
France's Julien Benneteau loses consciousness after his five-set defeat to Paul Capdeville.
"I was so close that I thought it was my day but apparently it was not, so next time."
Camille Pin is impressively calm after missing out on beating top seed Sharapova.
"It helps a lot because it costs a lot of money to travel around the world. I definitely need it."
Dutch-born Australian Robert Smeets guarantees himself US$23,400 - nearly a quarter of his career earnings - by reaching the second round.