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Last Updated: Tuesday, 5 June 2007, 16:42 GMT 17:42 UK
French Open day 10 quotes
Serena Williams
Serena found it difficult to come to terms with defeat

"I feel violated."
Serena Williams goes into hyperbole after losing her quarter-final to Justine Henin in straight sets

"I don't think I've ever played so bad in the quarters of a grand slam."
And again

"Serena kept hitting balls in the net and Serena kept making errors."
Serena tries to pretend it was someone else playing Henin

"I'm not playing tennis for figures. I don't want to be in the record books. I like tennis because I want to push my limits, for people who are around me, for people who support me. That's all."
Henin as she chases a third straight French Open title

"Yeah. Who? Well, I don't know. Who is she playing next?"
Nicole Vaidisova goes all teenager on us when she's asked if Jelena Jankovic can be beaten

"Very bad. Really, very, very bad."
Anna Chakvetadze on how she felt during her straight-sets defeat to Maria Sharapova

"I wouldn't say I'm surprised. I didn't come off the court and go, Wow, I'm in the semi-finals'."
Maria Sharapova bristles at the suggestion she is a surprise semi-finalist in Paris

"I never experienced having 10 friends. I've always had about four really close friends. I've never really been that social."
Sharapova on her unusual upbringing

"Me and my serve, it's just unbelievable. I have to really work on my serve. Can you imagine if I had a bigger serve what I would do to these girls?"
Jelena Jankovic sees the funny side of her shaky serve

"Yesterday there was a girl who won in Eurovision, the singer, which was very great."
Jankovic on the effect of Serbian success at Roland Garros

"It's important to be positive and to have a smile."
Ana Ivanovic's rule of thumb


SEE ALSO
Roland Garros day 10 photos
05 Jun 07 |  Tennis
French Open day nine quotes
04 Jun 07 |  Tennis
Men's French Open draw
25 May 07 |  Tennis
Women's French Open draw
25 May 07 |  Tennis


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