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Last Updated: Friday, 19 January 2007, 07:04 GMT
Aussie Open day five quotes
Serena Williams
Serena is trying to phone home

"Has it been that long? That's a terrible stat."
An incredulous Serena Williams is told her win over Nadia Petrova is her first triumph over a top-10 player for two years.

"I'm trying to reach my dad, I haven't been able to reach him for a few days. I know he's watching so maybe he'll call me."
Serena explains why she mouthed 'Hi Dad, call me' to the TV cameras as she left Rod Laver Arena.

"If I go with the white flag on the court, what I'm doing here?"
Novak Djokovic tries to sound confident as he prepares to face Roger Federer.

"I really don't mind. I have so many friends here, so I just stay away from the courts in the time I have free and enjoy movies and stuff."
Svetlana Kuznetsova on whether she minds not receiving much media attention.

"He is still for me the best and for me he's a hero."
Dinara Safina on big brother Marat.

"I couldn't really believe that this is the way that my last Aussie Open was going to finish."
Wayne Arthurs is dejected after a bad reaction to an injection forces him to pull out of his farewell appearance at the Australian Open after just three games against Mardy Fish.

"I was happy the way I was playing today. I thought as well it was entertaining."
World number one Roger Federer is pleased to have put on a show in his straight-sets win over Mikhail Youzhny.


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