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Last Updated: Tuesday, 22 January 2008, 13:47 GMT
Aussie Open day nine quotes
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Tsonga looks forward to facing Rafael Nadal in the semis

"It's like I wanted to cry, I wanted to smile, I wanted everything. It's a lot of emotion. I had a lot of images in my head, and it's very big for me."
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is a tad excited about reaching the semi-finals

"It's very difficult to stay on this world."
Tsonga's over the moon... and struggling to get back to planet earth

"The stars were shining, it was just meant to be."
Maria Sharapova modestly thanks celestial powers after demolishing Justine Henin

"I felt like I was in my own bubble."
Sharapova conjures up more imagery

"She won the match, she was better than me. The story is she won the match and I am now going home."
None of that poetical nonsense from Henin

"It's so much fun. I love doing it, and I want to see Melbourne from the top."
Jelena Jankovic plans to get an aerial view of Melbourne, from the controls of a helicopter

"I did it last year in Auckland and I drove my mum and some friends in the back. They turned so pale, they were so scared - they couldn't wait until they landed."
Hmmm... Jelena may be making her first solo flight next by the sounds of it - form an orderly queue

Jelena Jankovic
No pain, no gain for Jelena

"I cannot give you all the details, because if I start I would never stop"
Jelena discusses her injury problems - and that is before she has been in a helicopter

"I've been going into matches and people have been saying other girls are the favourite. All these other girls who I played had the advantage over me for some reason. But I'm like a wounded animal, I still keep going."
It takes more than thigh, knee, shoulder and nasal problems to stop our Jelena

"The match was on my racquet and I gave it away. I went crazy, maybe, and I made a lot of mistakes."
Serena Williams explains her defeat to Jankovic

"I had some issues but I don't like to make excuses."
What issues Serena?

"Definitely a problem all through the day but nothing life-threatening."
Serena's OK after all

"Against anyone it is hard to come back, but against him, you have to hit so many balls, so it would have been very important to have won the first set."
Jarkko Nieminen is left to rue letting two set-points slip against Rafael Nadal


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