Venus has broken out the bling at Melbourne Park
"They don't annoy me, the only thing that annoys me is when I miss."
Venus Williams after being asked if her rather weighty diamond-encrusted earrings are an on-court distraction
"I think Serena is the Williams sister that is famous for her derriere... she's renowned. So I guess I'm getting one up on her."
Venus seems quite happy to hear a TV commentator has been admiring slow-motion pictures of her "posterior"
"Because I guess I made some mistakes."
Venus on why her unforced error count was so high
"Not yet, I'm saving myself for after the tournament. If I eat too much I wouldn't be able to move."
Ana Ivanovic says she will steer clear of barbeques with her locally-based relatives
"I told him, 'You look like an assassin with that jacket on'. He said he has a cold so he had to put the hood up."
Maria Sharapova on dad Yuri's fashion faux-pas
"I missed four balls, four unforced errors in the match I did. He did 58 winners in 58 minutes almost. I served quite good. I was moving well. I was fit physically. I was hitting the ball well. And I won three games."
Fabrice Santoro on facing Federer